The Telegraph and the Guardian have provided positive updates on Harry Kane’s right ankle following the scan he went for this week. 

Kane started England’s World Cup opener against Iran and provided two assists in the 6-2 victory, although he failed to get on the scoresheet. There was also a worrying moment at the start of the second half where he appeared to twist his ankle, a problem injury area for Kane in the past.

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While the Three Lions captain played on for another 20 minutes or so, he was eventually taken off early, replaced by Callum Wilson, and was subsequently spotted with strapping on his ankle while sporting a slight limp (Daily Mail).

However, The Telegraph now report that England are optimistic Kane has not suffered any significant damage to the ankle following his scan results. The Guardian go one further and claim Gareth Southgate is optimistic the striker can play against the USA on Friday.

Spurs Web Opinion:

Antonio Conte will certainly want all of his players back fully fit come the end of the World Cup, but you have to accept there are going to be injuries and players are also going to take risks in pursuit of the trophy. That is only natural.

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