Leicester City midfielder James Maddison was forced to leave the field after suffering a knee injury. Just two days after being selected for England’s 26-man squad for Qatar, Maddison, who gave the Hammers the lead in the eighth minute, was substituted with a knee injury in the 25th minute at the London Stadium. But as he exited the London Stadium, the 25-year-old batted off any worries that he won’t be ready for the competition, saying: “It should be good. Yeah, I think so.”
Prior to England’s opening World Cup match against Iran on November 21, Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers was likewise optimistic about Maddison’s fitness. When Maddison was tackled by West Ham, he was holding his lower leg. He subsequently received medical attention on the field before limping off to be replaced. Gareth Southgate, the manager of England, will be able to replace Maddison if the injury prevents him from competing in the World Cup, as FIFA regulations allow teams to make late replacements in the event of serious injury up to 24 hours before their first game.
“He was immediately aware. He simply entered the park’s center and descended. Maddison can feel his knee’s back. He is departing,” Clinton Morrison said after Leicester midfielder James Maddison was forced off with a knee injury. “He seemed to be really disappointed. I won’t know until we hear from him at the end because he doesn’t seem particularly upset. But he got off to a great start in the game, so I hope he’s okay.”
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