Harry Maguire shares update on injury ahead of Euro 2020

Harry Maguire has said that his ankle injury is “improving” as the beginning of Euro 2020 draws ever closer.

The Manchester United captain injured his ankle during a Premier League fixture against Aston Villa on May 9.

He was immediately substituted, and was pictured wearing a protective boot and on crutches during United’s next fixture against Leicester City.

Maguire subsequently missed the remainder of the league season, and did not feature in the Europa League final despite being named on the bench.

He was named in Gareth Southgate‘s final 26-man England squad for Euro 2020 yesterday. However, Southgate confirmed that he would be a doubt for the beginning of the tournament.

The 28-year-old has established himself as one of England’s most important players since receiving his first international cap in 2017.

Maguire provides injury update

Now, Maguire has provided a positive update on his injury, and said he feared missing out on the Euros completely.

He told The Sun: “I knew it was quite a bad injury.

“When I got the results of the scan, I knew it would be unlikely I would make the Europa League final, but we also never ruled it out.

“I would jump out of bed and put weight on my ankle, which I probably should not have done, and test it to see if the pain was still there.

“Every morning I woke up wishing the pain would be gone. Unfortunately, it was not to be.

“I knew for me to start the Europa League final was very unlikely but I hoped to play some part.

“However, it was out of reach and just not possible. Ahead of the final, I could still not run on the ankle.

“But it is now improving and getting better, so I am just looking forward to the Euros.”

England kick off their Euro 2020 campaign on June 12 at Wembley, where they will take on Croatia.

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