‘Keira is back’ – Wiegman says Walsh is in contention for Nigeria game

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  • ‘She has trained. Now we will see how she recovers,’ says coach
  • England coach refuses to be drawn on formation for game

Sarina Wiegman said Keira Walsh “is back” and may be available for England’s last-16 tie against Nigeria, 10 days after the influential midfielder was forced off with what had looked like a serious knee injury during the team’s 1-0 defeat of Denmark.

Walsh went down in the 35th minute of the group game and had a scan the following day, which confirmed she had not sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury but the extent of the damage was not confirmed. The midfielder was absent for England’s final group game against China, which England won 6-1, but has taken part in training with the team before their first knockout game.

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Written by Suzanne Wrack in Brisbane
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