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Harry Kane is set to have a scan on his ankle in what could be a huge blow to England's World Cup hopes.
The England captain and striker was caught by Iran's Morteza Pouraliganji three minutes into the second-half during the 6-2 win on Monday. Kane's ankle appeared to get stuck underneath the sliding defender as he fell to the floor in agony.
Tottenham's talisman received treatment from the England physios but opted to stay on as The Three Lions demolished their Asian opponents.
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He was finally taken off in the 75th minute where he was replaced by fellow striker Callum Wilson, having notched two assists. But the skipper is now in danger of missing the next match against the USA on Friday.
Kane was seen walking with his right ankle lightly strapped post-game while sporting a slight limp. Gareth Southgate will have to wait for the results of the scan before finding out whether the 29-year-old will be involved in the second Group B fixture.
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Despite the potentially devastating blow to England, Southgate played down fears that his star man could be side-lined post-match.
He said: “I think Harry’s fine. It looked like a bad tackle but he carried on in the game. We took him off because we felt it was a moment in the game we could do that.”
Kane has endured a number of ankle injuries in the past. The first major blow came in January 2019 where he missed eight matches after tearing an ankle ligament for Tottenham.
He then suffered two more niggles in 2021, taking his total missed games from ankle problems up to 20.
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