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Kane’s ankle injury ‘significant’, say Tottenham


London (AFP) – Harry Kane’s season could be over after Tottenham Hotspur revealed on Thursday that the England captain suffered “significant” damage to his left ankle during their Champions League win over Manchester City.

“Following assessment over the past two days, we can confirm that Harry Kane has sustained a significant lateral ligament injury to his left ankle following a challenge… Investigations are ongoing and he will continue to be assessed by our medical staff over the coming week,” Spurs said in a statement.

Kane, who has already injured the same ankle this season, was pictured leaving Tottenham’s new stadium on crutches after picking up the injury when going to tackle Fabian Delph early in the second half.

After the 1-0 win, which puts them in pole position to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time ever, coach Mauricio Pochettino said Kane could be out for the rest of the campaign.

That would be a big blow for Spurs, who are fourth in the Premier League and battling with Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United for a place in next year’s Champions League.

Kane has scored 17 times in the league this season after topping the scoring charts at last summer’s World Cup in Russia.

The 25-year-old could also miss England’s bid to win the Nations League.

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  1. cliff

    April 12, 2019 at 11:35 am

    As Spurs fan this hurts but it is becoming clear Kane is injury prone (in both ankles). Seems to me he’ll never play a full season so it is imperative the team acquires a reliable backup striker. On the plus side this will probably turn other clubs from tyring to poach him from us, or they would downgrade their offer. If Kane could ever be pryed from Spurs CEO Levy would demand premium price. Seriously doubt he’ll get that now which means he’ll likely, bum ankles and all, remain a Spur.

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