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World Cup: England captain Harry Kane limps off with ankle strapping however Southgate says he’s ‘high-quality’


England captain Harry Kane limps out of Iran World Cup opener with strapping on his ankle in scare for Gareth Southgate… however boss insists he’s ‘high-quality’ to reporters after the sport

England have suffered an enormous harm scare after captain Harry Kane limped off with strapping on his ankle after their World Cup opener towards Iran. 

The Three Lions skipper was substituted off after 76 minutes on Monday afternoon, shortly after Iran defender Morteza Pouraliganji was booked for a rash sliding sort out on him throughout a 6-2 win for England. 

As Kane left the Khalifa Stadium, he hobbled in direction of the workforce bus along with his ankle lined with strapping – however supervisor Gareth Southgate insisted he’s ‘high-quality’ to reporters.

England suffered an enormous harm scare as Harry Kane (centre) limped off with ankle strapping

The Three Lions captain was subbed off after a heavy tackle in Monday's 6-2 win against Iran

The Three Lions captain was subbed off after a heavy sort out in Monday’s 6-2 win towards Iran

Kane has suffered a number of ankle accidents all through his profession for Tottenham and England – which means one other knock could be a big concern given his standing within the workforce. 

The incident, which came about within the forty eighth minute in Doha, noticed centre again Pouraliganji make a determined lunge to attempt to win the ball from the Tottenham striker.

Kane’s ankle was trapped in between the defender’s leg and the bottom and rolled painfully, leaving the star ahead wincing in ache.

After receiving a number of minutes of therapy, he performed on however was later changed by Callum Wilson up entrance, presumably with an eye fixed on stopping additional harm.

Kane was left wincing after the sliding challenge - but boss Gareth Southgate says he is 'fine'

Kane was left wincing after the sliding problem – however boss Gareth Southgate says he’s ‘high-quality’

The strapping could also be a precautionary measure, significantly as Southgate advised reporters after the match that Kane is OK. 

The Solar report he can be assessed within the subsequent two days however England do not need any severe worries about his health.

England play USA on Friday earlier than clashing with Wales on Tuesday of their closing Group B match. 

On Monday, Bukayo Saka scored a high-quality double, with Jude Bellingham, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish additionally on the scoresheet. 

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