Spurs validate Kane has ‘significant’ ankle ligament injury

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Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Manchester City: Mauricio Pochettino concerned about Harry Kane

Tottenham have actually validated England captain Harry Kane has sustained a “considerable lateral ligament injury to his left ankle”.

The 25- year-old striker suffered the injury in the 1-0 win over Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-final first leg on Tuesday.

Kane’s injury might rule him out for the remainder of the 2018-19 season.

Spurs have also said England midfielder Dele Alli, 23, fractured his left hand throughout the same match.

A club statement stated Alli will be examined before Saturday’s home Premier League match against Huddersfield Town.

Kane, who has actually scored 24 goals for Tottenham this season, had slipped as he tried to obstruct City full-back Fabian Delph’s clearance on the right touchline in the second half and was substituted right away.

Kane tweeted about his injury on Wednesday

After Tuesday’s match, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said: “It’s a concern for us.

” We are going to miss him – possibly for the remainder of the season. We hope it is not a huge concern however there is not to much time to recover.”

Tottenham are fourth in the Premier League with 6 matches remaining, 2 points behind third-placed Chelsea – who have actually played a game more – and one point ahead of north London competitors Arsenal, who are fifth.

The second leg of their Champions League tie versus City is on Wednesday, 17 April at Etihad Arena.

Tottenham actually have a higher win percentage when Harry Kane is not playing this season

Kane has actually scored 22 goals in 37 appearances for England, who face the Netherlands in the semi-finals of the Nations League on 6 June.

The winners of that component will play either Portugal or Switzerland in the competition’s last three days later on.

Kane has actually missed out on 21 club video games considering that the start of the 2016-17 season with ankle injuries alone.

He was ruled out for practically two months in January, missing 7 games, when he damaged ligaments in the very same ankle throughout their 1-0 Premier League house defeat by Manchester United.

He likewise missed out on a month of last season with a similar injury to the right ankle, and endured separate lacks of 6 and four weeks throughout the 2016-17 campaign.

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