Norwich City striker Josh Sargent is set for scans on Wednesday to assess the extent of the right ankle problem that saw him depart in the second half of the USA's 1-0 World Cup win against Iran. 

The striker, who has started two of America's opening three games at the World Cup in Qatar, was substituted in the closing stages of Tuesday's crucial Group B victory after riding a challenge, and over-extending his leg after standing on the ball. 


Haji Wright replaced the striker - who looked to be in pain as he left the field with concerns for his ankle and knee. 

But Sargent was able to celebrate with team mates at the final whistle on the pitch, with no strapping or a protective boot on his ankle.

"I’m really not sure (how bad it is)," he said, speaking to the Athletic after the win that sealed a last-16 date against the Netherlands at the weekend. "I think we’ll have to see how it kind of progresses overnight, but we obviously have a very good medical team.

“So yeah, we’re going to do everything we can. Hopefully this one is not too bad."

Sargent has been a pivotal member of City's Championship squad, scoring nine goals in 19 matches. The 22-year-old has been one of the standout performers for Dean Smith's men. 

Those performances for the Canaries saw him force his way back into the international set-up, culminating in a call-up to Gregg Berhalter's 26-man squad for the tournament. 

Norwich, who currently sit fifth in the table, resume their Championship campaign away at Swansea on December 10.