'I fear the worst': Andros Townsend is seriously worried about Tottenham Hotspur player now
Andros Townsend has commented on the injury Harry Kane has picked up in England’s first game of the World Cup.
Townsend and Kane played together at Tottenham, and the Three Lions talisman rolled his ankle in the 6-2 win over Iran on Monday.
He did not get on the scoresheet in that game, but he did provide two assists and should have had the chance to open the scoring from the penalty spot when Harry Maguire was wrestled to the ground in the box.
Townsend on Kane
He said: “I think the thing for me is, it looked a bad twist. When you’ve got your boots on, and you’ve got the adrenaline going, the boot actually acts as a compression and the adrenaline gets you through the game.
“When you get your boot off, your ankle balloons up and you need to get strapping on it as soon as possible to get the swelling down so I’m slightly more worried. I’m slightly more worried seeing the mechanism of the roll.
“He would have iced in the dressing room. You don’t walk around in the mixed zone with ice on. If he’s got sliders on, that may mean his foot is swollen, and he can’t get shoes on.
“All of his big injuries are on his ankle so as soon as he rolls his ankle, I fear the worst.”
England fans might have hoped that the days of sweating over the fitness of talismanic figures were over. We have been here before with the metatarsals of David Beckham and Wayne Rooney.
There is no suggestion that Kane’s injury is that bad, but it is the one uncertainty lingering in the background ahead of the game against the United States.
It is to be hoped that the scan comes back clear and he is fit to play a full part in the rest of the tournament as he looks to first, open his account, and then lead England to glory.
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