Gareth Southgate jokes it is better that it happened to him rather than one of his players at the World Cup in Russia.
Gareth Southgate has been pictured wearing his arm in a sling.
England football manager Gareth Southgate, who is in Russia with his side at the World Cup, has dislocated his right shoulder while running.
Southgate was treated in hospital near the side’s base in Repino, with the help of team doctor Rob Chakraverty.
The manager, who has been pictured wearing his arm in a sling, told thefa.com: “It is better this is me than one of the players.
“They were a bit surprised in the team meeting and were asking, ‘what have you been doing?’
“As always, they were probably quite amused.”
He also joked: “I might not be celebrating any goals as athletically in future!”
The Three Lions boss punched the air in celebration as his side defeated Tunisia 2-1 on Monday evening.
Southgate with his England players
He added: “The doc has made it clear that punching the air is not an option.”
He went on: “We are lucky we have a top-class medical team around us, so it was fine. I had brilliant help from them, and I am just sorry that I managed to ruin their day off.”
Southgate suffered the injury during a scheduled day off from training at the biggest tournament in football, as he was running near the team’s base.
England are currently level on points with Belgium at the top of Group G after both won their opening games.
Belgium beat Panama 3-0 in the other match.
England next face Panama on Sunday.