Great concern arose when James Maddison was injured in Leicester's Premier League clash with West Ham shortly before leaving for the World Cup. The playmaker made the trip anyway, but it is unlikely that he will play in the English team's first game in the tournament.
Maddison had to train with a physio on Thursday and this Friday due to a knee problem away from the team. It will probably be too close for the 25-year-old to play against Iran on Monday.
Nevertheless, England boss Gareth Southgate does not want to recall the Leicester star, the Times reports. The English medical team is confident that Maddison will be available for at least the two group games following the match against Iran.
Maddison, who has a strong 11 goals in 13 league games this season, has only played one game for England.
This article was originally published on 90min.de as England News: James Maddison's World Cup appearance against Iran is at risk.