England could be facing another major injury blow ahead of the World Cup with the news that Manchester City defender Kyle Walker now doubtful for the competition after undergoing groin surgery.
Walker has been a key player for Man City and England in recent years and is surely the kind of experienced and versatile player Gareth Southgate would want on the plane for Qatar this winter.
According to the Daily Mail, however, Walker is now looking doubtful for the World Cup, though the report adds that Manchester United defender Harry Maguire looks set to return in two weeks, so might just make it back in time.
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Although Maguire hasn’t been at his best for United for a while now, he’s done well for England at major tournaments, proving one of their best performers as they reached the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup, and the final of Euro 2020.
Maguire will surely be in Southgate’s plans if he is fit enough, but the manager might do well to start looking at alternatives now following the news about Walker.