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Chelsea star faces a race against time to be fit for London 2012

16:14 08 July 2012

Daniel Sturridge wants to be a first team fixture at Chelsea. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Daniel Sturridge wants to be a first team fixture at Chelsea. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

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Daniel Sturridge is recovering from viral meningitis

Team GB manager Stuart Pearce has revealed that Daniel Sturridge faces a race against time to be fit for London 2012.

The Chelsea star is recovering from viral meningitis and is a doubt for the Olympic football competition.

“Doctors had a look at him last week, visited him and basically he will stay here,” Pearce said.

“He won’t come to Spain when we do our prep there and all being well we’ll pick him up when we fly back into the Olympic Village Monday week. We will assess him at that time.

“The good thing is we probably have a couple of weeks to make a decision on his fitness.

“If he is fully fit, he will stay with us. If we think there are any doubts in any shape or form, we’ll call someone else to replace him. July 25 is that latest we can make that decision.

“We still have a few weeks in respect to that, but the important thing is probably once we get him on the training pitch to look at him and see how he is and how much this illness has affected him.”

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