Cole Palmer, a forward for Chelsea, gets hurt while playing for England Under-21.
The 21-year-old sustained the injury at the City Ground during the first half, but he was allowed to continue playing throughout the second half with his right thigh bandaged.
However, after experiencing new right thigh soreness six minutes into the second half, Palmer was forced to leave the game.
Palmer was able to leave the field unassisted and was observed taking off the bandage as he approached the touchline.
The head coach of England Under-21s, Lee Carsley, commented following his team’s victory: “There are a few bumps and bruises, and we will monitor Cole, but we will not be taking any chances.”
Palmer left Manchester City for Chelsea in the summer transfer window in a move worth £42.5 million.
He has made six appearances for Mauricio Pochettino’s team, contributing two assists and one goal amongst them.
While Serbia was defeated 9-1 by England Under-21s, it was their largest victory since a 9-0 triumph over San Marino in 2013.
Noni Madueke, Harvey Elliot, and Jaden Philogene all scored twice. While Luka Subotic scored an own goal toward the end, Liam Delay and Jonathan Rowe both scored.
With three victories out of three, England remains atop Group F after the victory.