England blow: Harry Kane set for scan on right ankle following Iran injury

Harry Kane picked up an injury in England’s opening World Cup game.

England kicked off their 2022 World Cup campaign vs Iran on Monday.

There was a lot of negativity around the England squad heading into the tournament following their dismal display in the latest UEFA Nations League, which saw them relegated into the second tier of the competiton.

However, a lot of the negativity disappeared after England put Iran to the sword.

The Three Lions netted six on Monday and are sat top of their group after Wales and the USA drew 1-1 in the other tie.

It was not all good news for England on Monday, though, as captain and leading goalscorer Harry Kane picked up a knock vs Iran.

An update on the striker has since been provided by David Ornstein.

He reports that Harry Kane will have a scan on his ankle ahead of England’s next World Cup game against the USA.

The 29-year-old England captain appeared to be in pain after Morteza Pouraliganji brought him down with a lunging tackle three minutes into the second half on Monday.

Kane managed to stay on the pitch until the 75th minute when he was replaced by fellow striker Callum Wilson. After the game, Kane was walking with his right ankle lightly strapped, and with a slight limp.

Southgate said after the Iran win: “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.”

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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