England skipper Harry Kane was spotted limping with his right ankle tied after a blow in the 6-2 World Cup win over Iran as Gareth Southgate says the Tottenham striker is ‘fine’
Harry Kane was snapped with his right ankle tied as he limped out of Khalifa Stadium.
The 29-year-old starred in the Three Lions World Cup opener against Iran by providing two assists in the 6-2 win.
But there was concern for the England skipper during the rout when he needed medical attention early in the second half.
Kane appeared to have rolled his ankle after being the target of a daunting challenge from Morteza Pouraliganji.
After a few minutes he was back on his feet, but was taken off by manager Gareth Southgate in the 75th minute as a precaution ahead of Friday’s clash with the United States.
And in a sight England fans won’t like to see, Kane walked away with his ankle bandaged.
Journalist David Orstein shared snaps of the striker limping in the mixed zone where the media wait to speak to the players after games.
Although in a boost for England, it looks like Kane has escaped any serious injury.
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Southgate commented on Kane’s potential injury, where he played down any fears he could miss upcoming games with the United States and Wales.
He said: “I think Harry is fine.
“It looked like a bad tackle but he continued in the game.
“We took it out because we thought it was a point in the game where we could do it.”
And Southgate also provided an update on Harry Maguire, after the Manchester United defender was taken off in the second half.
Maguire was pulled off for Eric Dier with 20 minutes to play after being checked by medics.
Southgate said: “He felt bad.
“At the stage of the game we were at, we thought it was pointless to take risks.”
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