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Loftus-Cheek won't let injury affect outlook after impressive England bow

Ruben Loftus-Cheek intends to stay positive after a back injury cut short his second England appearance during the goalless draw against Brazil at Wembley.

The 21-year-old midfielder, who is on loan at Crystal Palace from Chelsea, had impressed on his senior England debut against Germany last week and was handed another start by manager Gareth Southgate for the visit of the South Americans.

However, Loftus-Cheek was forced off after only 35 minutes because of a lower back problem.

After the match, Southgate said he expected the issue to "settle down fairly quickly" and praised the contribution of Loftus-Cheek, whom he coached in the under-21s, as "absolutely outstanding".

In a post on his personal Twitter account during Wednesday afternoon, Loftus-Cheek wrote: "Disappointing to have my night cut short after being on the pitch with some amazing players. Will stay positive after a good week."

Palace boss Roy Hodgson is set to give a further update on the player's condition on Thursday afternoon when he holds a press conference ahead of the Premier League match against Everton.

The Eagles return to domestic action still bottom of the table after a 1-0 defeat to Tottenham before the international break, having picked up just one point since recording a first league win this season over Chelsea on October 14.

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