According to Sky Sports, Manchester City’s No.2 is undergoing individual training as he recovers from Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Arsenal.
Walker doesn’t look or play like he’s 33.
Time, on the other hand, is not patient, and footballers in their thirties must take even greater care of their bodies in order to perform at the highest level for both club and country.
Walker should be able to engage in full training with the Three Lions from tomorrow onwards if everything goes as planned on Tuesday.
Kyle Walker will be hoping to rest on Friday for Manchester City.
England plays a friendly against Australia on Friday before meeting Italy in a EURO 2024 qualification the following Tuesday.
Guardiola would surely hope that Gareth Southgate does not use Walker against the Australians since there is nothing at stake.
Manchester City’s £53 million player has started all eight Premier League games this season, as well as two UEFA Champions League games.
Not only that, but the Sheffield-born defender covers a range of roles under Guardiola, including inverted full-back, which necessitates extensive coverage.
Walker could certainly benefit from a rest, and hopefully Southgate understands this and pulls him from the friendly against Australia.
Guardiola will be disappointed if Walker plays and injures himself.