- England were worried about the fitness of Harry Kane after he picked up a knock against Iran
- Karim Benzema and Sadio Mane are two of the bi-name players unavailable through injury
- Kane's scans later revealed that he was fine and will be able to face the United States on Friday
The World Cup has already seen a few players suffer injuries just before or during the tournament started, and now it’s England’s turn to stress.
The Three Lions are currently concerned over the fitness of Harry Kane.
Sky Sports reported that Kane will have a scan on his ankle today (Wednesday, November 23) to see whether he will be fit before England’s next game against the United States.
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What happened to Kane?
As noted by the BBC, Kane suffered a knock during their 6-2 win over Iran. The incident occurred during the second half, and Kane was later substituted and replaced with Callum Wilson. He was then seen with some strapping on his ankle.
Cause for concern?
England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford believes there’s no reason to worry about Kane’s fitness. The keeper said that Kane was sore but fine and trained with the team on Wednesday.
Notable names missing
If Kane does miss the rest of the tournament, he won’t be the first player to have their dreams crushed through injury.
Sadio Mane and Karim Benzema are sitting out of the global spectacle in Qatar through injury. French defender Lucas Hernandez suffered an injury during Les Bleus game against Australia and will also be forced to sit out.
World Cup 2022: Harry Kane's ankle test comes out ahead of England's battle against USA
UPDATE: Harry Kane's ankle test has been released with a report claiming that the England international did not suffer any damage and will be fit to face the United States.
There was tension in the minds of the English fans when it was reported that the Tottenham striker would have to go for a scan after his side's perfect win against Iran.
Kane went down under a hefty challenge in the second half, but played on until later in the game when coach Southgate decided to remove him for Callum Wilson.