• Manchester City did not detail Kyle Walker’s recovery time after surgery so he could miss the World Cup in Qatar

The English side Kyle Walker went through the operating room this Thursday, a month and a half before the Qatar 2022 World Cup starts.

Manchester City’s Walker was forced to retire in the first half of his team’s 6-3 victory over Manchester United and underwent groin surgery on Thursday.

“As players, we have to appreciate that injuries are an integral part of the game we love. My operation on Tuesday was a success and now I can focus on my rehabilitation and getting back in shape. I will be supporting my teammates every day in any way I can,” the Englishman shared on Twitter.

City has not provided an estimated recovery time, but this setback comes to Walker a month and a half before the start of the World Cup in Qatar, where the full-back has a guaranteed place with England.

The English right-back had played 7 games out of 8 for Manchester City in the Premier League and also the first two dates of the UEFA Champions League. Now the club and the national team will have to wait for Walker’s recovery and find out if he reaches Qatar 2022.

The emergence of full-backs such as Trent Alexander-Arnold and, above all, Reece James, has called into question the ownership of Walker, who has also acted as a central defender under Gareth Southgate.

England are in Group B along with the United States, Welsh and Iran. The British team will debut against Iran on November 21, then against the United States and will finish the group stage against Gareth Bale’s Wales team.

England comes from being in the last group of the UEFA Nations League after losing two games with Hungary, including 4-0 at Wembley, one with Italy and two draws with Germany. The English team has been strongly questioned, especially for its poor defense in which Harry Maguire has been portrayed on several occasions.

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