The uncapped 23-year-old sustained the injury
during Everton's 2-0 Premier League defeat by Chelsea at the
weekend and has returned to his club for treatment, the FA said
in a statement.
"Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has left the England camp and
returned to Everton," the FA said. "Having reported to St
George's Park on Sunday evening, the 23-year-old underwent an
assessment on a muscle injury sustained playing for his club.
"After discussions between England and Everton medics, it was
decided it was in the player's best interests to return to Finch
Farm for further treatment."
England manager Gareth Southgate has three other goalkeepers in
Jack Butland, Joe Hart and Tom Heaton available.
Southgate's team top Group F and travel to basement-side Malta
on Friday before hosting second-placed Slovakia at Wembley on
Monday. (Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by
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