Tottenham sweat over Harry Kane's fitness amid reports of lengthy absence

Carrie Guzman
March 14, 2018

Both Tottenham and England will be wary of Kane's previous history of ankle injuries, the forward having suffered ligament damage to the same joint twice last season.

On the first occasion he suffered the same injury he missed seven weeks - a similar period to the expected lay-off this time - in September 2016, while the second injury only ruled him out for three weeks.

Tottenham face an anxious wait to discover the extent of Harry Kane's ankle injury amid reports the England striker could be sidelined for six weeks.

The 24-year-old hurt himself during the 4-1 win over Bournemouth on Sunday and was supposed to be sent for a scan on Monday but swelling has continued to cause a delay.

England play Nigeria and Costa Rica in pre-World Cup friendlies early in June, then kick off their group phase campaign against Tunisia on June 18 before further group matches against Panama and Belgium.

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Given the delay for a diagnosis, it looks highly unlikely that the 35-goal striker will be fit for Spurs' FA Cup quarter-final at Swansea on Saturday, while his involvement in next week's global break also looks doubtful with England set to face Holland and Italy in friendlies.

The injury occurred after a collision with Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic in the first half at Dean Court.

Meanwhile, the report claims that he will miss four Premier League fixtures, Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final clash against Swansea and the semi-final if they beat Carlos Carvalhal's outfit.

It was said Kane could be out until the end of April, which would be a major blow to Tottenham's hopes of finishing in the Premier League's top four and winning the FA Cup.

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