England captain Harry Kane has been given the all-clear to face the United States in England’s World Cup Group B conflict in Al Khor on Friday after shaking off an ankle knock, supervisor Gareth Southgate confirmed.
Kane took a blow to his ankle simply earlier than halftime in England’s opening 6-2 win over Iran on Monday and was substituted late within the second half. He had scans on Wednesday however Southgate stated there was no critical harm and the striker was match to face the Americans.
“He’s good. He’s worked a little bit more individually today, but he’ll be back in with the team tomorrow and all good for the game,” Southgate advised ITV in an interview.
“We simply checked him out simply to see. I believe, generally, while you’re treating issues, it’s vital to know precisely what’s there and that was all good.
“It’s not so much the ankle, it’s more the foot. It was a poor challenge, really, but I think it’s one that, fortunately, we’ve got away with reasonably lightly.”
Kane has scored 51 targets for England and desires simply two extra to equal Wayne Rooney’s all-time file so his absence would have been a significant blow to their possibilities in Qatar .
“I was (holding my breath) when he went down on the pitch, but once he’d carried on playing, everything has been good,” stated Southgate, whose aspect will qualify for the final 16 with a recreation to spare in the event that they beat the United States.