England stay involved about James Maddison’s health forward of World Cup opener

England remain concerned about James Maddison's fitness ahead of World Cup opener

James Maddison is unlikely to be accessible for England’s opening sport of the World Cup towards Iran, sources have instructed 90min.

The midfielder suffered a hamstring harm in Leicester’s win over West Ham in his ultimate sport earlier than the winter break for the World Cup.

Maddison and Leicester insisted the harm was not critical, however since arriving in Qatar, the 25-year-old has not been capable of prepare.

Upon arrival, Maddison declared that there have been no critical issues concerning the harm, insisting: “We’ve had the scan, it was an excellent scan, there wasn’t any main issues.

“I’ve to do some bit of labor to stand up to hurry with the physios, there ought to be no concern. I am hopeful that I will be superb.”

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England have till Sunday – 24 hours earlier than their first sport – to resolve in the event that they need to name up a alternative in Maddison’s place.

Ought to Maddison drop out, the most certainly alternate options could be Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse, who each got here shut to creating Gareth Southgate’s 26-man squad.

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