Spurs sweat over Kane amid reports of lengthy absence

  • Spurs sweat over Kane amid reports of lengthy absence

Spurs sweat over Kane amid reports of lengthy absence

Kane sustained an ankle ligament problem for the third time in 18 months during Tottenham's 4-1 win at Bournemouth on Sunday.

In a major blow for club and country, Kane's anticipated lay-off would see him ruled out until the end of April and have just a handful of games left at the end of the season to try to regain fitness ahead of England's World Cup campaign in Russian Federation.

Harry Kane is reportedly out until May with an ankle injury.

Kane did not undergo a scan on Monday due to the swelling in his ankle, but the Daily Mirror report that Spurs fear that the striker will miss around seven weeks due to the seriousness of the injury.

Kane got his foot caught under goalkeeper Asmir Begovic after half hour at Bournemouth and had to be taken off. Mauricio Pochettino afterwards admitted it left him anxious. He appeared to roll it in a collision with Cherries keeper Asmir Begovic, and it looked pretty nasty.

According to reports in the British media on Tuesday, the injury is serious enough that Kane is facing a race against time to return to action in time for the World Cup in June.

Spurs have a league clash against Newcastle to reschedule, while their trip to Brighton on Friday April 20 would also get postponed if they reach the FA Cup's last four.

This time, Spurs have three weeks until they play their next Premier League match, meaning that he'll without question miss this Sunday's FA Cup quarterfinal against Swansea, as well as England's friendlies during the global break.

Kane will now miss England's friendlies against Holland and Italy this month, with Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate set to name his squad for those games on Thursday.