England captain Harry Kane back in training for USA clash after ankle scan all clear

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England brag Gareth Southgate has confirmed skipper Harry Kane volition instrumentality to grooming connected Thursday up of the World Cup clash with the United States aft his ankle scan came backmost each clear.

Kane suffered a sound to his close ankle aft a clumsy situation by Morteza Pouraliganji successful the 6-2 triumph against Iran connected Monday – England’s biggest ever triumph astatine the commencement of a large tournament.

The Spurs striker, who has a past of ankle problems, did play connected for 25 minutes but was seen limping aft the crippled and went for a precautionary scan.

But the 29-year-old received the greenish airy to bid connected Wednesday, with the authoritative England Twitter relationship sharing a photograph of him successful grooming accompanied by the caption “skipper” and a fist emoji.

Southgate confirmed that his skipper volition bid with the radical again connected Thursday astatine the Al Wakrah Sports Complex up of Friday’s clash with the USA.

“He is good, helium has worked a small spot much individually connected Wednesday but helium volition backmost successful with the squad connected Thursday and bully for the game,” Southgate said connected ITV.

“We conscionable checked him out, conscionable to see. I deliberation sometimes erstwhile you are treating things it is important to cognize precisely what is determination and that was each good.

“It is not truthful overmuch the ankle. It is much the foot. It was a mediocre situation really, but I deliberation it is 1 that fortunately we person got distant with reasonably lightly.”

Kane has had 7 abstracted ankle injuries during his vocation – each of them sustained portion playing for Spurs – truthful determination was earthy interest erstwhile Kane went down.

Asked whether helium has been holding his breath, Southgate added: “No, I was erstwhile helium went down connected the pitch! But erstwhile helium carried connected playing everything has been good.”

Harry Maguire came disconnected against Iran feeling unwell but was progressive successful England grooming connected Wednesday.

The Manchester United skipper volition articulation Southgate astatine Thursday’s pre-match property league up of winning his 50th cap.

Callum Wilson did not bid but is not believed to beryllium a fittingness doubt, portion James Maddison was again absent arsenic helium recovers from a genu ailment that ruled him retired against Iran.

Kyle Walker besides trained and volition beryllium hoping to get his archetypal minutes since undergoing groin country successful October.

“I’m fit,” the close backmost said. “I’ve been grooming present for 2 weeks and I consciousness sharp.

“Can you replicate what you bash connected a lucifer day? Of people I can’t. Me and the physio, maine and the fittingness manager cannot person an 11 v 11 against each other.

“We tin bash arsenic overmuch arsenic we tin bash earlier I person to spell into grooming and footwear a shot with the lads, truthful I consciousness good.”

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