Harry Kane suffered an ankle injury against Bournemouth
By talkSPORT – @talkSPORT
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Harry Kane has damaged lateral ligaments in his right ankle but is only set for one month on the sidelines, Tottenham have announced.
The England striker suffered the injury during Spurs’ 4-1 victory at Bournemouth on Sunday, being forced off the field in the first-half and later leaving the stadium in a protective boot.
There were claims in newspapers this week that Kane could be ruled out for six weeks with the problem.
But Spurs have now confirmed will return to first-team training in April.
TEAM NEWS: Preliminary assessments have confirmed that @HKane has damaged lateral ligaments in his right ankle.
The England striker sustained the injury following a challenge in our 4-1 win over Bournemouth on Sunday and is expected to return to First Team training next month. pic.twitter.com/q4sOSJHhPT
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 14, 2018
Both Tottenham and England will be wary of Kane’s previous history of ankle injuries, the forward having suffered ligament damage to the same joint twice last season.
Despite concerns over how long Kane may be out of consideration for – with the World Cup just three months away – his previous ankle problems were of differing severity and time-frames for recovery.
The first one kept the forward out for 10 games, from mid-September to early-November 2016.
However, Kane was able to return within a month of the second injury, back playing on April 8 and soon among the goals again before going on to lead the England attack in their June internationals.
Kane, who has scored some 39 goals this season for club and country, will now miss Spurs’ FA Cup quarter-final at Swansea on Saturday.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino will hold a press conference to preview the cup tie on Thursday at 12:30pm, when the issue of Kane’s likely recovery schedule is expected to be raised.
Whatever the full prognosis, the forward will not be fit for England duty during next week’s international break, with the Three Lions set to face Holland and Italy in friendlies.
Tottenham are back in Premier League action following the international break with a trip to top-four rivals Chelsea on April 1.