Norwich keeper John Ruddy has had to do some explaining to fiancee Laura as well as having his Euro 2012 dream wrecked by a broken finger.
On only the second day of training at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium on Thursday, Ruddy suffered the injury that will rule him out of this summer's tournament in Poland and Ukraine.
Birmingham's Jack Butland has been called up instead, which has a knock-on effect for Stuart Pearce's GB Olympic squad, perhaps ruling him out.
Ruddy has more important matters to contend with though, revealing the finger broken was the one on which Laura intended to slip a ring when the pair get married next weekend.
"To everyone who has asked... as if it wasn't unlucky enough, it IS my ring finger and also my first ever broken bone!" said Ruddy on Twitter.
England manager Roy Hodgson had given Ruddy special dispensation to leave the squad for his nuptials next weekend before joining up again prior to departure for the Three Lions' Krakow base.
Instead, having headed off to Norway for the friendly in Oslo, Ruddy will depart for good on landing, hoping he can repeat the form next season that led to his first international call-up.
"Thank you for the messages, gutted but determined to come back better next season, can't wait for the wedding now!" Ruddy wrote on Twitter.
"Taken lots of positives from the 2 days training, and the biggest positive is that it happened with England before a major tournament!"
Ruddy's injury is a further blow to Hodgson's preparations given there are serious doubts over the fitness of Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck and Liverpool defender Glen Johnson.
Neither man was able to play any significant part in training yesterday, with Johnson departing after only a few minutes with a bruised toe while Welbeck had a solo session as he attempts to recover from an ankle injury sustained in the Manchester derby on April 30.
The duo are not expected to figure in Hodgson's first match in charge at the Ulleval Stadium, and with England's 23-man squad due to be confirmed with UEFA on Tuesday, it is understood the new manager has serious doubts over both men and has not ruled out the possibility of making an 11th-hour change.
Chelsea's Daniel Sturridge is the standby striker, while Hodgson has already called Liverpool defender Martin Kelly into his squad as cover for Johnson, in addition to Phil Jagielka, who is already on standby.
There was some good news as Scott Parker came through his first serious workout since having an injection to ease an Achilles injury last week.
Hodgson is wary of the possibility of a reaction, though, and will monitor the Tottenham midfielder closely over the weekend.
Butland's elevation to the senior squad indicates the high regard in which the young goalkeeper is held by England's newly-appointed goalkeeping coach for Euro 2012, Birmingham's Dave Watson.
"This is a huge opportunity for Jack," said Butland's agent Mark Cartwright.
"He's highly rated by the England management team and has demonstrated his potential in the U21 squad over the last couple of years.
"I am confident that he will continue to impress with his maturity and ability on the field if he's given the chance to play during the tournament."Gerrard shrugged off claims that there are divisions in the dressing room after he was given the captain's armband.
He said: "He (Terry) is a fantastic lad and I'm sure he'll support me and get behind me.
"I haven't seen him or spoken to him. He's obviously still busy celebrating the Chelsea win.
"We're united. We're together. We're all after the same thing and that's a win. There's no divides.
"We'll make sure there's no divides as that's what we don't need."
Gerrard believes the inclusion of former England international Gary Neville will help him in his resumed role as skipper.
Hodgson named Neville as a coach in the national set-up after taking over last month, and today said an important part of his role will be "liaising with the players."
Gerrard agreed that Neville is a valuable addition to the coaching staff.
He said: "Players like that are going to help me in my role. It's not just about the captain, it's about having a lot of leaders out there."
The midfielder also spoke about potential racism problems damaging Euro 2012 following reports that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's family have joined Theo Walcott's relatives in missing the tournament for fear of being victims of racial abuse in Ukraine.
"I don't expect it (racism) and I hope all the countries have moved on from that," Gerrard said.
"We'll have to wait and see and it's something maybe UEFA have to address before the tournament.
"I'm hoping like everyone else that racism doesn't play a part in this tournament.
"It's a fantastic tournament and I hope it's about the tournament and not racism."