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England To Make Own Assessment On Tottenham Right-Back Kyle Walker’s Fitness

Full back has not played for over two months now. 

England head coach Roy Hodgson wants to send his own medical staff to Tottenham Hotspur in order to assess Kyle Walker’s troublesome pelvic injury ahead of this summer’s Fifa World Cup finals in Brazil, according to reports on Sky Sports.

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The England international has not featured for the north London club now for nearly two months, and now the Three Lions boss wants to ascertain whether Walker has any chance at all of taking his place on the plane to Rio next month.

Hodgson is due to announce his final 23-man World Cup squad a week on Monday after the final round of Premier League matches, with the England coach keen to take the 23-year-old to South America to act as a back up to first-choice right-back Glen Johnson.

However, Spurs boss Tim Sherwood remains confident that his attacking full back will have recovered full fitness in time to be selected for the summer’s global show-piece event.

“The England physios and doctor will come and assess Kyle and then make a decision on him,” revealed Sherwood.

“At the moment there’s been no definite decision from my side whether he’ll play for Tottenham before the end of the season and from Roy whether he’s on that plane to Brazil.

“If he’s clinically fit enough to play I think Kyle’s fit enough to get himself to a level between now and the start of that World Cup.

“He’d have a few games to prepare. I don’t think that’s going to be a problem.”

Walker has so far managed to register one goal and three assists in total in his 26 Premier League contests for the north Londoners.

 

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