England Captain Harry Kane Set to Undergo Ankle Scan

Harry Kane with Tottenham in 2018.
Harry Kane with Tottenham in 2018. Photo by Robbie Stephenson/JMP/REX/Shutterstock (9646663cc)

England striker Harry Kane is set to undergo a scan on his right ankle, sources revealed on Wednesday. The 29-year-old player was substituted with 14 minutes to go in his team’s 6-2 victory over Iran after being on the receiving end of a heavy tackle from Morteza Pouraliganji. Kane was seen wearing a strapping on his leg as he left the Khalifa International Stadium following the game.

Although manager Gareth Southgate insisted that Kane was “fine” after the game, the England captain will undergo a scan sometime on Wednesday. It is so far unconfirmed whether the scan is a precautionary measure or a result of a more severe issue.

Kane’s potential absence from the team is a major concern for the Three Lions given the player’s impact on the team throughout his career. With 51 goals in 76 international appearances, Kane is just two goals short of reaching Wayne Rooney’s England goalscoring record.

Currently, England sits at the top of Group B with three points. Both the United States and Wales are on one point after the two played out a 1-1 draw. England next faces the USA on Friday evening before playing their final group game against Wales on Tuesday.