Middleton out with broken toe from Champions Trophy hockey

LONDON: England captain Barry Middleton has been ruled out of next week’s Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Germany after breaking his toe in a training match.

The 26-year-old, who sustained the injury on Friday in a practice match against Spain at Lilleshall, will be replaced by Bowdon forward Alastair Brogdon.

A replacement captain for the tournament will be appointed once the team arrives in Monchengladbach.

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