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Sturridge's Team GB place in doubt after meningitis scare

Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge has been taken to hospital suffering with a suspected form of meningitis.

The 22-year-old was taken ill over the weekend before being omitted to St Mary’s hospital in Paddington to diagnose exactly what was causing the illness.

Sturridge’s condition is said to have improved in the last two days, but he is yet to be fully out of the woods; which indicates his place in Stuart Pearce’s Team GB squad is in doubt.

Team GB are set to meet on Monday to begin work towards the Olympics; however it is more than likely Sturridge will miss the first session.

If the former Manchester City man is unable to play in the upcoming London Olympics, Pearce will have until July 25 to choose a replacement.

More should be revealed about Sturridge’s condition over the coming days as the Chelsea squad reconvene for pre-season training, with Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo likely to be concerned over whether the young forward will miss the start of the new Premier League season.

By Richard Windsor

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