Fulham defender Wayne Bridge, on loan from Chelsea started for England in last night’s friendly against Uruguay hoping to put a period of injury behind him.

However at the 30 minute mark with England behind from a stunning goal from Pouso England were put under pressure again and in an attempt to clear the danger England and Tottenham keeper Paul Robinson threw himself at the ball taking Wayne Bride with it.

In the collision Wayne’s ankle ligaments were damaged and he had to be carried off on a stretcher.

It is the second “friendly-fire” incident involving Robinson this season as he was involved when Michael Owen broke a bone in his foot, during a game between Tottenham and Newcastle.

It is reported that a scan revealed sprained ligaments to Bridge’s right ankle and fortunately no break. Eriksson said: “Our medical staff don’t think it’s that bad.”

In relation to the game England had started slowly and went behind in the 26th minute to a stunning 20-yard volley from Pouso. They improved slowly and, though never convincing, were well on top by the time Crouch struck with 15 minutes left on the clock followed by the last gasp winner from Joe Cole.