Manchester City right-back Kyle Walker could still be included in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the World Cup, according to reports.
The 32-year-old underwent surgery on a groin injury a couple of weeks ago but there is now growing optimism that he will be back available ahead of the tournament in Qatar.
However, supporters on Twitter are worried that Walker will be rushed back and re-injure himself whilst away on international duty:
Just to get injured again in the group stages no doubt. Coming back too soon my guy.
— Nordic 🥩 🛡️ (@TrophyMerchants) October 18, 2022
Thats bad for us but im happy for him, england are not making the knockout stage so he'll get a rest
— Štěpán (@MCFCOK47) October 18, 2022
leave him alone
— Adam (@mcfc__adam) October 18, 2022
Y'all should leave him alone to recover well
— Isaac.MCFC…🏆🏆🏆🏆 🇫🇮 (@fatalfury_Ike) October 18, 2022
He will play 45minutes injure himself again and miss 2 months for us.
— David Monaco (@dave_monaco88) October 18, 2022
Much rather he had November and December recovering and be ready for Leeds on boxing day tbh.
— Dave Yeoman (@dgy774) October 19, 2022
For many players, their ultimate goal is to play in the World Cup so, even though some City fans won’t understand why he is so desperate to be selected, you can guarantee that Walker will be doing everything he can to prove his fitness.
Whether he will make the squad, we shall have to wait and see, but it will be hoped that he doesn’t cut any corners in his recovery that could lead to him being sidelined for even longer.