By Liam Thomas

8th Dec, 2022 | 2:08pm

Rob Dorsett drops major injury update on West Ham United captain Declan Rice

Sky Sports News reporter Rob Dorsett has dropped a major injury update regarding West Ham United captain Declan Rice on 8 December.

Rice was reportedly missing from the England training session on Wednesday 7 December due to an illness ahead of the FIFA World Cup Quarter Final against France.

Nevertheless, Dorsett confessed that England midfielder Kalvin Phillips has confirmed that Rice has returned to training in a closed session in Al Wakrah.

“Kalvin Phillips confirms that Declan Rice HAS returned to training today, in the closed session in Al Wakrah. He missed training yesterday because of illness,” said Dorsett on Twitter.

This will be music to the ears of the nation, with Rice playing a pivotal role within Gareth Southgate’s England engine room at the World Cup so far.


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England’s massive FIFA World Cup Quarter Final against France on 10 December promises to be a mouth-watering affair.

Rice being fully fit and ready to go will be crucial to any chances Southgate’s team has of progressing, he’s had a solid tournament so far.

The update from Phillips via Dorsett couldn’t have come at a better time, with kick-off just days away in what will be arguably the tournament’s most hotly contested game yet.

It really is a 50/50 matchup and it’s hard to predict who will come out on top in this one, both teams have weapons in their arsenal to win a tough game.

France’s Kylian Mbappe offers the biggest threat towards England’s progressing and he will have to be closely marked out of the game if the Three Lions stand any chance of progressing.

Whatever the case may be, having Rice fit and firing gives England a better chance at going through, with luck, he’ll be ready to start the game.