Breaking news has just come pouring out of North London about the preliminary assessments of Tottenham Hotspur and England international Harry Kane.
After being forced to delay a scan on his swollen ankle, Harry Kane’s assessment today shows that the striker has suffered damage to the lateral ligaments in his right ankle and will be off his feet for a month. Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed on Twitter that Harry will return to training in a month; this, however, does not mean that he will return to Premier League in a month. Tottenham Hotspur are set to play Chelsea in the next month and Manchester City not too long after that. These are two crucial games for Spurs, who are looking to cement their position in the top four after their European exit from the Champions League last week.
TEAM NEWS: Preliminary assessments have confirmed that @HKane has damaged lateral ligaments in his right ankle.
The England striker sustained the injury following a challenge in our 4-1 win over Bournemouth on Sunday and is expected to return to First Team training next month. pic.twitter.com/q4sOSJHhPT
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 14, 2018
An extra worry for both the club and for Harry comes in the form of his previous injuries. Kane has suffered ligament damage in his right ankle before, and another blow such as this may causes issues during his recovery. Tottenham Hotspur are likely to make Harry’s recovery priority number one and will have a fantastic team who will give the English international the best possible care to get him back in full-fitness, in the shortest possible length of time. Kane is currently the joint top goal scorer in the Premier League and was on track for winning the league’s golden boot for the third time running. This most unfortunate injury will no doubt hold him back in pursuit of this incredible feat.
— Harry Kane (@HKane) March 2, 2018
Harry Kane will be fit for the 2018 World Cup despite ankle injury
Whilst the injury news is cause for concern in terms of Kane’s chances of playing out the remaining eight games in the Premier League, it will most certainly be a relief to England fans across the country. It would be folly to expect a player to immediately start performing at the top of his game after a month’s injury absence. It might take Kane a few more weeks, or perhaps another month or so to recuperate and return to his fantastically consistent form. However, the World Cup does not start until June, and therefore, as long as the striker has no more unfortunate injuries in the coming months, Kane will be fully fit to participate. Fans across the country have expressed their concerns as ligament damage can set players back years in their career; Kane is lucky that he will be able to return to training after just a month of rest.
Gareth Southgate is set to announce his squad for the England friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy tomorrow, Harry Kane and Harry Winks will obviously not feature.
Overall the results are most certainly good news. Although there are unanswered questions as to when Harry will be able to return to his very best form, the damage could be a lot worse. In Spurs’ pursuits of a second place finish, and to potentially win their 9th F.A Cup title, the team will have to go on without their main man for now. However, with the likes of Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, and Heung-Min Son all in fantastic form, we can still expect success after success for Spurs.