England suffer MAJOR injury scare with captain Harry Kane a doubt for Friday’s World Cup clash against USA due to ankle injury… with striker to have a scan after being left in agony by Iran challenge in 6-2 rout
The Three Lions captain looked in considerable pain after Morteza Pouraliganji’s tackle in the second half of Monday’s victory against Iran.
Kane stayed on the pitch until the 75th minute when he was replaced by Callum Wilson.
England captain Harry Kane will have a scan on his injured right ankle
The 29-year-old was involved in an indoor recovery session on Tuesday, a development that was viewed as positive news.
But Kane is due to undergo further examination on the joint ahead of Friday’s clash against the USA.
It now remains to be seen whether he trains with the rest of his team-mates on Wednesday, though the FA played down the injury scare on Tuesday.
Kane left the Khalifa Stadium on Monday night with light strapping on the ankle and with a slight limp.
Kane looked in considerable pain after Morteza Pouraliganji’s tackle in victory against Iran
After the game head coach Gareth Southgate said: ‘I think Harry’s fine. It looked like a bad tackle but he carried on in the game. We took him off because we felt it was a moment in the game we could do that.’
But England are now facing an anxious wait to discover the extent of Kane’s ankle concern.
England are now facing an anxious wait to discover the extent of Kane’s ankle concern