Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is set to spend two months on the sidelines due to an ankle injury he suffered against Sunderland in the English Premier League (EPL) on Sunday. The news will come as a big blow to manager Mauricio Pochettino who will miss the player for some important fixtures in late September and early October.
Kane was stretchered off the field in the match against Sunderland on Sunday. It was later reported by the official Twitter page of the Premier League that it was an ankle injury. Later, it was confirmed that the England international would miss up to two months of football, making him doubtful for the World Cup qualifier against Scotland on November 11, 2016, according to Matt Barlow of the Daily Mail.
Although Kane did not suffer an ankle fracture, the player did succumb to ligament damage. Tottenham are categorizing the extent of the damage as grade two, which generally rules a player out of playing action for around eight weeks.
The 23-year-old has been an integral part of the Tottenham team for the past couple of seasons. He scored 25 goals in 38 appearances for Spurs last season. He also created a total of 44 chances for his team and had a shot accuracy of 60%, according to Squawka.com.
Kane has not been able to find the net so far this season, but he is known to be a late starter. New summer recruit Vincent Janssen has taken over the mantle as the team’s main threat upfront until now.
Pochettino will now have to put on his thinking cap to find a suitable replacement for Kane. Tottenham will have to face the likes of CSKA Moscow and Manchester City without their main striker, which could be a big blow to their domestic and European title aspirations.
Spurs will now have to rely on the likes of Jannsen to fill Kane’s void in the team. The responsibility could also be bestowed on South Korean forward Heung-Min Son.
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