James Maddison had to get replaced simply 24 minutes into Leicester’s Premier League conflict with West Ham on Saturday, doubtlessly placing his World Cup place in jeopardy solely three days earlier than England are as a consequence of fly out to Qatar.
Maddison opened the scoring for the Foxes in east London, persevering with the wonderful run of kind that noticed him not too long ago earn his first worldwide call-up since 2019 when Gareth Southgate named his ultimate 26-player squad for the World Cup.
However halfway by way of the primary half in opposition to West Ham, a suspected hamstring harm pressured him out of the sport, with Dennis Praet approaching in his place.
There had been an enormous clamour for Maddison to be included within the England squad. There have been rumours forward of the ultimate announcement that he was anticipating to overlook the minimize, however the record confirmed by Southgate, who gave the participant his senior worldwide debut three years in the past, included his identify alongside the likes of Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling.
Leicester and England followers will now nervously await additional information on his situation, with even a comparatively minor harm doubtlessly sufficient to cruelly torpedo his World Cup given how tight the turnaround is earlier than the event kicks off.