Wednesday 28 September 2016

Harry Kane faces stint on sidelines as it's confirmed he has ankle ligament damage

Published 20/09/2016 | 13:00

Tottenham are waiting to find out the extent of Harry Kane's ankle injury
Tottenham are waiting to find out the extent of Harry Kane's ankle injury

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has an ankle ligament injury but no time frame has been put on his return, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has said.

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Kane had to be carried off on a stretcher after scoring the winner against Sunderland on Sunday and the 23-year-old looks set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Spurs insist a more accurate diagnosis is not possible due to swelling around Kane's right foot but grade two ligament damage could put the forward out for six to eight weeks.

"He got a ligament ankle problem and we need to assess every day and see," Pochettino said.

"Today it's impossible to give a time for a recovery. I am not a doctor. I can only explain what the doctors said to me.

"He is in a very good mood. We chatted before in the restaurant, he's in a very good way.

"There are different rumours, we cannot guess whether it's eight weeks, 10, four, one. It's impossible to assess today and know how long."

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