Kyle Walker walks off injured for England. See what Southgate has to say

Kyle Walker
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Manchester City right-back, Kyle Walker walked off injured in the first-half, as England played host to Brazil in a friendly game on Saturday evening.

Walker, captained the Three Lions on Saturday night in the absence of Harry Kane.

The 33-year-old had an encounter with Vinicius Jr, as he raced to prevent the Brazilian from scoring early on.

The Real Madrid star slid his effort past Jordan Pickford in the England goal but Walker raced back to prevent it crossing the line before clearing to safety.

Kyle Walker seemed to have injured his left hamstring from that act, going down and receiving treatment from the England medical staff.

After briefly attempting to play on, he was eventually replaced by Ezri Konsa who came on for his international debut.

Walker will now undergo tests to determine the severity of the hamstring injury he suffered in England’s friendly defeat to Brazil.

Walker is definitely a doubt for England’s friendly match against Belgium on Tuesday.

For Manchester City, he may now be a doubt for the title clash against Arsenal on 31 March immediately after the international break.

Asked about Walker’s injury at full-time, Gareth Southgate told Channel 4: “We don’t know yet. He is feeling something but he is not a player who is injured very often so he’s not quite certain what it is.

“So it is something we have to assess in the coming days.”