Trouble for Tottenham Hotspur as Harry Kane ruled out till March with injury

first_imgTrouble for Tottenham Hotspur as Harry Kane ruled out till March with injuryHarry Kane suffered a knock towards the end of Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 loss to Manchester United in the Premier League.advertisement Reuters LondonJanuary 16, 2019UPDATED: January 16, 2019 08:36 IST Harry Kane is Tottenham Hotspur’s top scorer with 20 goals in all competitions this season. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHarry Kane has suffered damaged ligaments in his left ankleKane will miss the second league of League Cup semi-final vs ChelseaHe is likely to miss both legs of Champions League last 16 clash vs Borussia DortmundTottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane will be out of action until March after suffering an ankle injury in the weekend’s Premier League defeat by Manchester United, the north London club said on Tuesday.England captain Kane, who is Tottenham’s top scorer with 20 goals in all competitions this season, hobbled away from Wembley on Sunday after picking up a knock towards the end of the 1-0 defeat by United.”Following preliminary assessments, we can confirm that Harry Kane has damaged ligaments in his left ankle,” Spurs said in a statement.”The striker will continue to be monitored by our medical staff as he commences rehabilitation and is expected to return to training in early March.”Kane’s absence looks a major blow for Spurs, who are currently third in the league, with their totemic striker now set to miss key derbies in the league as well as big cup ties at home and in Europe.Kane will be out of the League Cup semi-final second leg against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge next week, which Tottenham are leading 1-0 thanks to his goal at Wembley in the first match.He is also likely to miss both legs of the Champions League last-16 clash against Borussia Dortmund.With Son Heung-min jetting off to represent South Korea at the Asian Cup, manager Mauricio Pochettino’s goalscoring options will be tested in the coming weeks.Spurs, who are nine points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool, could also be without Kane when they face top-four rivals Chelsea (Feb. 27) and Arsenal (March 2).advertisementIt leaves Pochettino with Lucas Moura and Fernando Llorente to call upon as replacements up front, as the manager has already confirmed the club are not looking to sign players in the January transfer window.Also Read | Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech to retire at end of 2018-19 seasonAlso Read | Karim Benzema and Jesus Vallejo add to Real Madrid injury problemsAlso Read | This is the real Manchester United: David de Gea after sensational show vs TottenhamFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Harry KaneFollow Tottenham HotspurFollow Mauricio PochettinoFollow Son Heung-minlast_img read more