England captain Kane to have ankle scan, may miss crucial USA clash

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England captain Kane to have ankle scan, may miss crucial USA clash

England captain Harry Kane is due to have a scan on his ankle, two days before his country faces the United States in the World Cup, according to reports on Wednesday.

Kane left the Khalifa International Stadium on Monday with a strapping to his ankle after the 6-2 win over Iran but took part in a light training session on Tuesday.

Kane was substituted off in the 76th minute, after providing assists for two of England’s goals.

Gareth Southgate’s side faces the Americans on Friday knowing that a victory would guarantee them a place in the knockout stage.

Kane, the top scorer at the last World Cup in Russia, has a history of ankle injuries.

Wednesday’s scan will assess the extent of the damage and also whether Kane will be able to play in England’s next game, against the USA on Friday.

If Kane cannot play on Friday, then Callum Wilson is the man most likely to stand in.

The Newcastle United striker set up Jack Grealish for England’s sixth goal against Iran after replacing Kane as a sub on Monday.

Wilson has happy memories of playing against the USA, having scored against them on his international debut in 2018.

England can guarantee their place in the last 16 at Qatar 2022 by beating the USA, who will go into the game on the back of a 1-1 draw with Wales.

 

With additional details from AFP

 

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