Harry Kane injury gets official England World Cup preparations underway

Traditional Three Lions curtain-raiser takes place as star striker limps off.

A Harry Kane injury marred Tottenham's 4-1 win at Bournemouth
HURRY: Harry (Image: enviro warrior)

England have officially kick-started their World Cup 2018 preparations with a Harry Kane injury.

As per tradition, the Three Lions’ star striker limped out of a club fixture just a few months before the tournament, initiating the customary ‘race against time’ to get him fit.

Come June a half-fit Kane will be expected to spearhead an underperforming side before snarling expletives into a camera on his way off the pitch following a goalless draw with Panama.

Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, England manager Gareth Southgate admitted he could scarcely contain his excitement.

He said: “I can scarcely contain my excitement.

“When news of the Harry Kane injury filtered through, we all came down with a serious dose of World Cup fever, let me tell you.

“When you’re managing England and your centre forward gets injured in March of a World Cup year – I mean, that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?”

He added: “Anyone know if Glenn Murray uses WhatsApp?”