Manchester United’s Andre Onana limped off during Cameroon’s game and now, Marcus Rashford has also picked up a knock on Friday night.
The England international limped off during the Three Lions’ 2-0 win over Malta but Southgate is confident that the injury is not serious.
“I think he [Rashford] is probably okay,” Southgate said in his post-match press conference.
“We just thought given the nature of the collision it was a chance to get Cole [Palmer] into the game. I haven’t assessed too much but I think he was okay when he came off.”
Man United are already without Martinez, Jonny Evans, Malacia, Luke Shaw, Eriksen and Rasmus Hojlund so the last time Erik ten Hag will want is for Marcus Rashford to pick up an injury.
Andre Onana has a shoulder problem but as per the initial reports the injury is not severe and he should be fit for the next weekend’s game.
Now, if Rashford’s injury is also insignificant then Ten Hag is a lucky man.
Marcus Rashford has been really poor this season but with Hojlund injured and Jadon Sancho frozen out of the squad, Rashy would be the one to lead the line against Everton.
England are leading the EURO qualification group so their next game against North Macedonia isn’t of much importance which means Rashford won’t be risked in that match.
After the Malta win, the 26-year-old was seen walking out of Wembley just fine so he should be available and fully fit for the Everton game. Erik ten Hag is most likely to use him in the centre-forward’s role with Garnacho and Antony playing as the two wide players.