English for Football Expression: To be ruled out

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This week’s English for football phrase is to be ruled out. To be ruled out means to be prevented, to be stopped from doing something. This phrase is often used in football when a player is injured and a team decides they cannot play. In this situation, they say the player is ruled out from playing.  This week, the Premier League team Arsenal have announced that Jack Wiltshire will be ruled out for months because he has injured his ankle and needs an operation.

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