Will Jordan Henderson and Harry Kane play in the England vs Brazil match?

Will Jordan Henderson and Harry Kane play in the England vs Brazil match?

England trained with only 23 men on the pitch on the eve of the England vs Brazil match raising concerns over the participation of Jordan Henderson and Harry Kane in the friendly as they trained indoors in isolation. 

England vs Brazil: Will Henderson and Kane recover in time for the friendly? 

As England and Brazil prepare for their upcoming summer tournaments, Euros and Copa America, respectively, the two nations are set to meet on 23rd March in a blockbuster match at Wembley Stadium. However, in the build-up to the game England has lost two crucial players in Jordan Henderson and Harry Kane to injuries.

Harry Kane arrived at the England national football team camp nursing an ankle injury he sustained in a Bundesliga tie against Darmstadt for Bayern Munich. While the tie ended 5-2 in Bayern’s favor, the ankle twist of Harry Kane saw him being subbed off in the 82nd minute of the tie.

Despite the injury, Bayern let the player join England on international duty and Kane seemed determined to play. However, despite several recovery sessions, it seems that Kane is still working in isolation on the eve of England vs Brazil. It seems more and more unlikely that Kane will return to full fitness in time to face Brazil’s national football team and could watch the game from the sidelines. The leading goal scorer for Bayern this campaign will be eager to at least participate in England’s final tie against Belgium before the squads for Euro 2024 are announced. 

Meanwhile, Jordan Henderson continues to navigate his way through the several injuries he’s endured throughout the season. He seems to have suffered another setback and now his participation in the England vs Brazil tie is also doubtful. Like Kane, Henderson spent time working in isolation ahead of the blockbuster friendly and could be set to miss the friendly against Brazil. The Ajax player however is likely to play some minutes against Belgium and will continue working on recovering for the friendly on 27th March. 

England’s worrying injury woes:

In the build-up to the Euros in Germany in June, Gareth Southgate has been dealt continuous blows with several key players enduring injuries across the season. The latest victim is Bukayo Saka who pulled out from the squad on Friday citing his injury and Arsenal’s refusal to risk the injury. Veterans Harry Kane and Jordan Henderson have also sustained short-term injuries and are likely to miss only the England vs Brazil tie.

Meanwhile, players like Trent Alexander-Arnold, Luke Shaw, and Kieran Trippier have suffered long-term injuries. The injuries have created serious problems for Southgate in identifying the best squad to take to Germany for the Euros. The English gaffer will hope to escape the international break with no injuries. 

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