England's Maddison was injured two days after being selected for the World Cup

England’s Maddison was injured two days after being selected for the World Cup

LONDON – James Maddison, a surprise inclusion in England’s World Cup squad, suffered a suspected hamstring injury while playing for Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday.

The player went down off the ball in the 22nd minute against West Ham and was holding his right leg when medical staff arrived on the field.

At that point the score was 1-0, with Madison leading the way.

He was snapped up by West Ham and England’s Declan Rice when he left.

Maddison has made just one appearance for England, coming on as a substitute in a European Championship qualifier against Montenegro in 2019. He has been rewarded for his good form for Leicester this season, scoring six goals and providing four assists before his call-up.

Madison was seen as an outside chance to make the team after being repeatedly overlooked by Southgate.

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