Southampton defender Kyle Walker-Peters is a significant doubt for England’s World Cup squad after being dominated out for the “long term” with a hamstring challenge.
Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate already has important points at right-back because of accidents suffered by Chelsea’s Reece James and Manchester City’s Kyle Walker.
Walker-Peters made his worldwide debut in opposition to Switzerland in March and has two caps however was not included in Southgate’s newer squads.
The 25-year-old was pressured off within the second half of Saints’ 1-0 win at Bournemouth on Wednesday night.
Southampton supervisor Ralph Hasenhuttl informed a press convention: “We have another big injury.
“Kyle will be out for the long term. It’s a hamstring injury. We will see how long.”
England start their World Cup marketing campaign in opposition to Iran in a month’s time.
Walker and James are battling to be match for the match in Qatar, whereas Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold, who has struggled for sport time below Southgate, has returned to motion following his damage scare.
Southampton host leaders Arsenal on Sunday after easing strain on under-fire boss Hasenhuttl by ending a five-game winless run with the slender midweek success at Vitality Stadium.
While that victory got here at a price with the lack of Walker-Peters, Saints have been boosted by Romeo Lavia’s return to coaching.
The 18-year-old midfielder has been absent since selecting up a hamstring downside after opening the scoring in his membership’s 2-1 win over Chelsea in August.
However, the Belgium Under-21 worldwide is probably not able to return in opposition to Mikel Arteta’s in-form Gunners.
“Romeo is back in training but after a long time out it will take time,” mentioned Hasenhuttl.
“It’s good to see him back training with the team.”