Defender has barely played for his club side this year.
Doubts are starting to grow about the chances of injured Tottenham Hotspur right-back Kyle Walker being fit in time to take his place in the England squad for this summer’s Fifa World Cup finals in Brazil, according to reports in the Daily Telegraph.
The England international has not featured at all for the north London club since being forced off in a Uefa Europa League knockout round clash with Benfica at White Hart Lane in February after suffering a pelvic injury.
However, it had been hoped by the Three Lions medical staff and head coach Roy Hodgson that Walker would be fit enough to return to first-team training with Spurs at some point this week ahead of the club’s final Premier League match of the campaign on Sunday.
But that has not been the case, with the decision now being left down to Hodgson and his team of doctors, who visited the 23-year-old at Tottenham’s training ground earlier this week to assess the injury, as to whether the full back will be fit enough to feature in England’s first group game against Italy on June 14.
“We’ve put it into the hands of the England medical team now, so it’s up to them to assess,” said Spurs boss Tim Sherwood. “I suppose Roy is going to look at the options that he has got and see if he wants to give Kyle that sort of time to get himself ready. But he is obviously a top right-back and one of the best in the country.”
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“After a poor performance against West Ham, losing 2-0, Tim Sherwoods side will need to put in an impressive winning performance against Aston Villa if he is going to have any chance of getting the Tottenham job full time. Aston Villa got a much needed win against Hull, 3-1, to ease the pressure on Paul Lambert, but I don’t see the Villains repeating that here. In a match of two of the big under achievers in the Premier League this season, Spurs should take all three points.”
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