FA confirm Alli thigh strain injury

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Dom Le Roy

According to Sky Sports the FA confirmed that Dele Alli sustained a minor thigh strain in the opening win over Tunisia making him a doubt for England second World Cup game against Panama.

Dele helped Gareth Southgate’s men to a 2-1 victory in Volgograd on Monday despite suffering a knock early in the game managing 80 minutes before eventually being replaced.

He went for a scan as his team-mates trained on Tuesday afternoon and the FA has confirmed the assessment showed a ‘slight thigh strain’ that will need managing over the coming days.

Before travelling back to Repino Alli spoke about the injury
“Hopefully I am OK,” he said after the game. “It’s my quad.”

Gareth Southgate had kept tabs on Alli’s fitness throughout their World Cup opener after the first-half setback.

“We had to keep monitoring Dele,”:Southgate said on Monday.
“He was feeling a little bit of an issue just before half-time, but he felt he could carry on and I thought the runs that he was making and the way he was pressing the ball was still causing a problem.

Alli’s thigh strain was the only injury setback on a long night for England, who did not make it back to Repino until the early hours of Tuesday morning..

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