Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has been sent home from Denmark duty as a result of fatigue.
The 21-year old defender was initially called up to the national team ahead of friendly games against Panama and Chile.
He was however told to go home so that he would recover from fatigue.
This was confirmed by the Denmark coach Age Hareide who told reporters that: “Andreas Christensen has been sent home to London. We do not want to take any risks with him.”
“We have called up Peter Ankersen and Lasse Nielsen, so we are adequately covered in defence. I cannot say exactly what is wrong with Christensen, but it is a little fatigue.
“It’s not serious, but it can be. It is a bit frustrating because we would have liked to trial him in both central defence and as a defensive midfielder.” he concluded.
Andreas Christensen has been a mainstay of Chelsea manager Antonio Conte’s three-man defence this season.