Manchester City star, Kyle Walker, has undergone surgery and looks unlikely to play for England at the 2022 World Cup.
Despite a terrific 6-3 victory in the Manchester Derby, ‘The Citizens’ were rendered disappointed as their right-back hobbled off the pitch with an injury. Subsequently, the 32-year-old missed the club’s Champions League fixture against Copenhagen, and now things have gotten a lot worse.
In the following statement, his club confirmed that he’s had an operation: “Kyle Walker has undergone surgery after suffering a groin injury to his left leg during the first half of our 6-3 win over Manchester United on Sunday.
“The surgery was successful, and a more detailed prognosis will be provided in due course. Everyone at Manchester City wishes Kyle a speedy recovery.”
Furthermore, on October 6, the defender took to Instagram to deliver a message to his 2.6 million followers.
He said: “As players, we have to appreciate injuries are part and parcel of the game we love. My operation on Tuesday was a success, and now I can concentrate on my rehab and getting back to full fitness. I will be supporting my teammates every day in any way I can. Once again, thank you for all your kind messages.”
Fans now nervously wait to find out whether he’ll recover in time for the biggest competition in the sport.
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Will Kyle Walker feature for England at the 2022 World Cup?
The player has not officially been ruled out from appearing at the tournament. However, the clock is ticking towards Gareth Southgate having to name his final 26-man squad on November 10.
Walker has made a massive impact throughout his international career. But The World Cup starts in six-and-a-half weeks, which doesn’t leave much room for comfort. Therefore, the manager will likely have to make a very difficult decision.
In addition, the defender will miss massive league fixtures against Liverpool and Leicester and games against Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla in Europe.
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