Jordan Pickford has provided an update on Harry Kane’s ankle injury, revealing that the England striker is back out on the grass today ahead of the USA match on Friday.
Kane went down holding his ankle against Iran in the Three Lions’ World Cup opener, but played on through the pain for another 20 minutes before being replaced by Callum Wilson.
It was subsequently reported that Kane had been seen limping with strapping around his right ankle in the press zone following the 6-2 victory, in which he provided two assists (Daily Mail).
The Tottenham striker was sent for a scan on his ankle this week to determine any potential damage, but the Telegraph and Guardian both report that England are optimistic about the situation. The latter even claim the Three Lions think Kane may be able to play against the USA.
Jordan Pickford has now seemingly reinforced that information, stating in an interview this afternoon that Kane is out on the grass again.
He said (The Athletic): “I think he’s good – a bit sore but he’s out on the grass today, he’s our captain and I think he’s fine”.
Spurs Web Opinion:
Realistically, Kane is going to play through the pain barrier and risk further injury if it means he can carry on playing in the World Cup, and that’s fair enough. Unfortunately, that is yet another reason as to why a mid-season World Cup makes zero sense.
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