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Harry Kane to have scan on ankle ahead of England vs USA at World Cup 2022



Harry Kane to have scan on ankle ahead of England vs USA at World Cup 2022: Harry Kane #9 of England reacts to an injury during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between England and IR Iran at Khalifa International Stadium on November 21, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.

England captain Harry Kane is due to undergo an ankle scan ahead of the 2022 World Cup game against the United States.

The Tottenham Hotspur striker was substituted in the second half of the Three Lions’ 6-2 game against Iran, with Callum Wilson taking his place for the final 12 minutes of regulation time. However, Kane was injured much earlier – and has a history of ankle injuries throughout his career.

Iran defender Morteza Pouraliganji slammed into Kane in the 48th minute of the game, with the No.9 needing treatment early in the second half. Kane managed to struggle for another half hour before being substituted. In the photos captured by Athleticism journalist David Ornstein, Harry Kane was then seen limping into the media area.

England captain Harry Kane is now doubtful for the final two group matches against the United States and Wales, after an ankle tackle against Iran. (Image credit: Massimo Insabato/Archivio Massimo Insabato/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

Kane also had a strapping on his right ankle: the same ankle he held on after the Pouraliganji challenge. He did not mention the injury during his speech to his social media followers (opens in a new tab)although Ornstein suggested the England talisman ‘seems to have escaped serious injury’.

The scan may just be a precaution.

Newcastle United's Callum Wilson celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest at St.James Park on August 06, 2022 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Callum Wilson has been in fine form for Newcastle United this season – and now finds himself as the first option to lead the line for his country, should Harry Kane fail to recover from the ankle injury he picked up against England. Iran. (Image credit: Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Kane will only have four days to rest and recover his ankle in time for the second group game of the tournament. The 2018 Golden Boot winner is yet to score to enter the charts for 2022, but managed to register two assists in the beating.