Gareth Southgate provides James Maddison injury update

The latest Leicester City news is that Maddison has missed training with the squad due to a knee injury.

England manager Gareth Southgate has hinted that James Maddison could make his World Cup debut against Wales in the final group game.

Due to a knee injury that has limited his time on the training pitch, the Leicester City midfielder was forced to sit out the first Group B game against Iran. Maddison is also expected to miss the second game against the United States after training separately from the rest of the team this week.

England go into the game against America knowing that three points would see them qualify for the knockout stages of the competition with one game to spare. That game is against Wales on Tuesday evening, a match that could be crucial for the opponent’s hopes of making it through the group stage.

Speaking ahead of the game against the USA, Southgate has revealed that he is hopeful of Maddison being fit enough to be able to feature in the game against Wales. “We are hoping James will be able to train just after the game,” he said (via journalist Nizaar Kinsella ).

Should Maddison’s return to training goes as planned then he could possibly earn just his second cap for the country, while also making his World Cup debut against Wales? A game that could also see him come up against City teammate Danny Ward.

The midfielder’s one and only England appearance came back in November 2019, when he came on as a second-half substitute in a 7-0 win over Montenegro during qualification for Euro 2020.

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