Captain Harry Kane travels to join up with England squad despite ankle problem

Skipper Harry Kane has travelled to join up with the England squad despite sustaining an ankle problem in Bayern Munich’s win at Darmstadt on Saturday.

The 30-year-old striker was substituted late on in the Bundesliga contest, which Bayern won 5-2.

Boss Thomas Tuchel said in quotes on Bayern’s official website on Saturday that Kane had “twisted his ankle in the goal netting” and “been applying ice to it since”, adding: “We don’t have any news yet. We’ll have to wait and see and hope that it’s nothing major.”

A statement from the club on Sunday read: “Harry Kane injured his left ankle in FC Bayern’s 5-2 win at Darmstadt.

“The striker has still travelled to international duty with England and will be treated by the team doctors there, in close consultation with the FC Bayern medical department.”

Gareth Southgate’s England are set to play friendlies at Wembley against Brazil next Saturday and Belgium three days later.

Bayern sporting director Christoph Freund was quoted by Bild on Sunday as saying Kane “won’t take any risks.”

Kane, England’s all-time highest scorer with 62 goals, broke the record for most goals netted in a debut Bundesliga season by registering Bayern’s second just before half-time against Darmstadt, taking him to 31.

The former Tottenham man said on X, formerly Twitter: “Proud to break a Bundesliga record but more importantly another good win.”