James Maddison has stated that the injury he suffered against West Ham is only a “minor problem.”
At the London Stadium, Maddison scored the game’s first goal shortly after being named to the England team.
Note that the 25-year-old was substituted before the halfway point due to what appeared to be a knee injury.
But after the match, the midfielder rushed to Twitter and shared some encouraging news with his followers.
He stated: “Another win & another goal. Perfect way to finish before the break.”
“Injury isn’t too bad! A small problem that was causing a bit of soreness. Can’t wait to meet up with the lads Monday.”
Brendan Rodgers had already given a positive update prior to this, though.
The Foxes manager said that Maddison was just sore and was taken off as a precaution.
Earlier, Maddison kept up his impressive form by helping Leicester to a 2-0 victory.
For his eighth Premier League goal of the year, he swept a shot into the roof of the goal.
His happiness, however, was cut short after he collapsed and grabbed the back of his leg before being removed 13 minutes later.
It appears that it was only a scare, therefore he should be able to rejoin his teammates on Monday.
Maddison scored in East London, giving him 11 goals this season in 13 games played in the top division.
James Daniel Maddison, an offensive midfielder for Premier League team Leicester City and the England national team, was born on November 23, 1996, in England.
Before moving on to join Norwich City in 2016, Maddison started his career with Coventry City. He was Aberdeen’s loanee during the 2016–17 campaign in the Scottish Premiership.
Maddison was chosen to the EFL Team of the Season and the Championship PFA Team of the Year in his first season back at Norwich.
In 2018, he signed with Leicester City of the Premier League.
Maddison made his senior squad debut in 2019, and from 2017 to 2019, he earned England under-21 caps.
Maddison’s World Cup Call Up
Even if Leicester as a team has been struggling in most parts of this season, Maddison has been doing admirably when compared to his England counterparts in all creative areas.
Maddison finally got his shot in Qatar after spending three years in the international wilderness, and he is obviously excited for the breakthrough.
Only Harry Kane and Brentford striker Ivan Toney have scored more goals than his current tally of six in 12 games among Englishmen playing in the top division.
Since the beginning of the previous campaign, Maddison has assisted on 30 Premier League goals, second to only Harry Kane.
On Monday Night Football in October, Maddison was questioned by Gary Neville about his thoughts on claims that he would make a “poor traveler” if not selected for England.
“I’ve never seen anything like that,” Maddison replied. “That’s almost questioning my personality and my professionalism, which is obviously quite insulting. I’ve never seen anything like that.”
Due to how long he has been away from the Three Lions of England squad, most pundits and fans on social media used to refer to Maddison as the forgotten one of the national team. Hence, his return to the team ahead of the World Cup means a lot to him.
Indeed, Maddison merits his call-up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup England’s squad because he has been very consistent with Leicester City since last season. Now that he has gotten a place in the team, the whole world would want to see how he will blend with his teammates in Qatar.