Harry Kane to have ankle scan ahead of World Cup game against USA | UK News

England captain Harry Kane prepares to have his right ankle checked before Friday’s World Cup game against the United States.

kane go down after being dealt with in the second half of Monday’s victory over Iran and was replaced by Callum Wilson in the 75th minute.

His right ankle was lightly bandaged after the game and he limped, but manager Gareth Southgate after the game said he believes Kane is “fine”.

“It looked like it was a bad tackle but he kept the game going,” Southgate said. “We pulled him out because we felt it was the moment in the game where we could do that.”

The need for a CT scan suggested the player could still be struggling with his ankle a day after the 6-2 win.

The 29-year-old is England’s second all-time top scorer, behind Wayne Rooney, and could surpass his record at the World Cup.

He provided two assists in the Three Lions’ commanding win and will be a major setback if he is forced to miss games.

England are currently at the top of their group with their final snooker game against Wales at 7pm on Tuesday.

Without England, the tournament saw what many called the biggest disappointment in its history on Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia beat Argentina 2-1 after the South Americans took the lead through Lionel Messi and then three goals were disallowed for offside.

But two goals in the first five minutes of the second half turned the game upside down for a side that the bookies offered 500-1 odds to win. World Cup before the tournament starts.

France also trailed Australia in their match but ultimately won 4-1, while Denmark v Tunisia and Mexico v Poland both finished 0-0.


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