Harry Kane will have an ankle scan with the England skipper, an injury concern for Friday’s World Cup clash with the United States
Harry Kane will have an ankle scan ahead of England’s clash with USA on Friday.
The Three Lions skipper suffered in the second half of Monday’s 6-2 win over Iran following a challenge from Morteza Pouraliganji.
Although he remained on the pitch until the 75th minute, the 29-year-old was eventually replaced by Callum Wilson.
Kane was then pictured after the match with a strapping around his right ankle, raising concerns over the injury.
However, reports from The Athletic said he will now undergo analysis to decide if the injury will prevent him from playing in England’s second game in Group B.
Despite the concern, coach Gareth Southgate played down the fact that he missed the game against the United States after the Iran win, with the head coach saying: “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.”
However, with England’s World Cup campaign in its early stages, Southgate will want to avoid any risk when it comes to arguably their most important player.
In the opener of Group B, Kane netted twice in what was a convincing victory.
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