England face a nervous wait over a scan on Trent Alexander-Arnold’s thigh because the Three Lions’ damage issues stacked up within the 1-Zero win over Austria.
The Liverpool full-back joined an ever-growing damage listing within the dying moments, overshadowing Bukayo Saka’s winner by limping off in clear discomfort.
And Gareth Southgate – additionally with out Jordan Henderson, Harry Maguire, Kalvin Phillips and Jadon Sacho within the evening – was unable to allay any fears over whether or not Alexander-Arnold can be dominated out of Euro 2020, which begins in simply 11 days.
“For the time being, our medical crew are assessing him and we’ll know extra within the subsequent 24 to 48 hours,” Southgate informed talkSPORT.
“It’s clearly not signal to see him stroll off the pitch in a good bit of discomfort. We’ll simply must see what emerges.
“I believe it’s his thigh. By way of the severity, we’re nonetheless discovering that out.”
Southgate will take loads of positives from a victory with none of his quite a few Chelsea, Manchester City and United stars because of their involvement in final week’s home European finals.
However Alexander-Arnold just isn’t the one concern within the 26-man squad forward of the opener towards Croatia at Wembley.
Whereas Phillips is near full health after a shoulder damage and Sancho was out because of sickness, there are nonetheless severe issues over whether or not Maguire and Henderson might be match for the beginning of the event.
And Southgate revealed Liverpool captain Henderson, who has not performed since February, didn’t really feel match sufficient to characteristic towards Austria.
“He wasn’t completely happy this morning with how he felt,” Southgate added. “We scanned him and that was all clear.
“The choice was taken to not contain him tonight and let’s see how he progresses from there.
“So we had him, Jadon [Sancho] who was sick and dominated out of this one, and Kalvin [Phillips], who’s in full coaching however we needed to depart any gameplay till Sunday to present it a bit longer.”