The Lowdown: England beat Iran
In their opening group game of the tournament, Gareth Southgate’s side secured a 6-2 victory, with Kane providing two assists.
However, the striker picked up an injury scare following a tackle from Iran’s Morteza Pouraliganji which caught Kane’s ankle. After receiving medical treatment on the pitch, Kane carried on, only to eventually be taken off with 76 minutes on the clock.
After the game had ended, Ornstein took to Twitter to share an injury update regarding the Spurs star and the blow to his ankle.
The Latest: Ornstein’s injury update on Kane
In a Twitter post after the game, Ornstein had this to say on the matter.
“Harry Kane walking through mixed zone with right ankle lightly strapped & slight limp after 48th-min challenge by Pouraliganji. Kane was replaced on 75 mins so one to watch but seems to have escaped serious injury.”
The Verdict: A big relief
While not totally unscathed, the fact that Ornstein thinks the injury is not a serious one will be a massive relief to England and Spurs supporters.
Having gone into the tournament with 13 goals under his belt across 22 appearances for Tottenham across all competitions this season, it’s safe to say that the 29-year-old will be looking to bring this goalscoring form into the tournament in Qatar and hopefully win the trophy.
Despite not getting on the scoresheet against Iran, his two assists proved how much of a crucial attacking figure he can be for the team.
Moving forward, with England taking on the USA in their next group game on Friday, then followed by the showdown against Wales on Tuesday, Southgate and everyone in the England camp will be hoping that this injury scare will not hamper his ability or availability for those games.
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