Harry Kane Out Until April With Ligament Damage
Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane suffered damaged ankle ligaments in Sunday’s win over Bournemouth and will be out until next month.
National newspaper reports on Tuesday had suggested Kane could be out until May, jeopardising his place in England’s squad for this summer’s World Cup.
But Tottenham announced on Wednesday the club expect to welcome Kane back into senior training in April following preliminary assessments.
Kane, who has scored 35 goals for Spurs this season, injured his right ankle in a collision with Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.
The 24-year-old was out for two separate spells last season with injuries to the same ankle, prompting Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino to admit he was “concerned” by a potential recurrence after the victory against Bournemouth.
The 24-year-old will miss Tottenham’s FA Cup quarter-final at Swansea on Saturday, as well as two England friendly matches the following week.
Gareth Southgate’s men travel to the Netherlands on 23 March before hosting Italy on 27 March.
England’s first World Cup match is on 18 June against Tunisia.