England faces a World Cup fright as Harry Kane has an ankle test

Harry Kane set for ankle test

Harry Kane needs an MRI to check on an ankle injury, which could be bad news for England at the World Cup.

Harry Kane took a hard hit to the ankle during the 6-2 thrashing of Iran, and Callum Wilson took his place in the second half.

We don’t know yet if the injury could very well keep him out of another Three Lions’ second group game against the USA on Friday, but we know he is a major doubt.

After England’s first World Cup game, manager Gareth Southgate said, “I don’t think Harry’s hurt,” putting fears to rest.

“It looked like he made a bad hit, but he kept playing. We took him off because we thought it was a good time to do so in the game.

Even if the scan doesn’t show anything serious, Southgate may decide to sit Kane out against the USA to keep him safe. If Kane can’t play, Wilson would compete with Marcus Rashford, who scored in the win over Iran, for a spot in the starting lineup.

Losing the Tottenham star would be a big setback, though. He didn’t score against Iran, but he helped Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford score.

He has also scored at major tournaments before, scoring six goals at the 2018 World Cup and four more at Euro 2020.