England star Harry Kane suffered an ankle injury during England’s 6-2 thrashing of Iran in the tournament opener, but scans revealed that he is fit to play. However, England is still without James Maddison for their second FIFA World Cup 2022 match against the United States.
Luckily, the England captain is back to full training on Thursday morning and is looking all set to face the USA.
FIFA World Cup 2022: What happened to Harry Kane against Iran?
The England and Spurs striker, who has a history of ankle problems, played for 25 minutes before limping off and going for a precautionary scan. In Monday’s game, Iran’s Morteza Pouraliganji caught the England captain on the ankle, resulting in this injury.
What did Gareth Southgate say?
‘He is good, he has worked a little bit more individually on Wednesday but he will back in with the team on Thursday and good for the game,’ Southgate said on ITV.
‘We just checked him out, just to see. I think sometimes when you are treating things it is important to know exactly what is there and that was all good.
‘It’s not so much the ankle. It is more the foot. It was a poor challenge really but I think it is one that fortunately we have got away with reasonably lightly.’
Apart from that, England and Leicester City winger James Maddison missed the first game against Iran due to a knee injury and worked out indoors while the rest of the England squad trained in the Doha heat.
After recovering from the illness that forced him to leave the Iran game, defender Harry Maguire was able to train.
Kyle Walker also worked out and will be hoping for his first playing time since groin surgery in October.
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