- “I’m fine”: Kieran Trippier calms fears that Southampton’s halftime strike could rule him out of the World Cup… As England’s injury list continues to grow with the tournament only weeks away
- Kieran Trippier suffered a hamstring injury in Newcastle’s win over Southampton
- The 32-year-old initially played with the strike but was eventually replaced
- The full-back eased fears that the incident would rule him out of the World Cup
- The news comes after Ben Chilwell was ruled out of the tournament due to injury.
Kieran Trippier eased concerns about the severity of his injury in Newcastle’s win over Southampton on Sunday.
During the first half of the Magpies’ trip to Saint Mary’s, the 32-year-old appeared to have some discomfort with a hamstring problem and was eventually replaced by Javier Manquillo.
However, despite fears that the strike could add the full-back to the country’s growing list of doubts to travel in the upcoming tournament in Qatar, Trippier spoke after the match to allay fears.
I was upset with my stretch but came out in the second half to keep going. I’m well.
Trippier was not the only prospect in England to suffer a knock during the game. Callum Wilson was taken off at half-time and replaced by Chris Wood, but Eddie Howe explained after the game that the move was merely a precaution.
Callum didn’t feel well during the week and felt dizzy and light, which is why he came out. It was a joint decision, he did not feel that he had the necessary energy and was easy to replace with Chris, who came and did the job.
Although the Three Lions have not been represented since 2019, Wilson’s impressive performance at St James’ Park this season has made a serious case for including the 30-year-old in Gareth Southgate’s next squad.
The news comes just days after Ben Chilwell suffered a major hamstring injury during Chelsea’s Champions League win over Dinamo Zagreb, which kept him out of the tournament.
Meanwhile, the inclusion of Blues teammate Reece James in Southgate’s squad remains in doubt despite the 22-year-old’s report that he is currently ahead of schedule in terms of recovery.