Spurs ambitions suffer after ankle injury sidelines Harry Kane for two months


Kane sustained the injury to his left ankle in the closing moments of the 1-0 loss at Wembley and scans have now confirmed the extent of the problem.

Kane was injured after being caught between United defenders Phil Jones and Victor Lindelof while trying to set up a last-minute chance for Tottenham.

Mauricio Pochettino had already been contending with the difficulty of playing high intensity football with a slim squad, before Kane's injury late in Sunday's defeat only heightened the situation.

Initially the swelling meant that Spurs could not do a full evaluation of the injury but they have now released a statement confirming it is ankle ligament damage.

He will miss vital games, starting with Sunday's clash with Fulham and next Thursday's Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Chelsea.

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The club said the English forward "is expected to return to training in early March". Given that schedule, Kane may have been rested for the FA Cup fourth-round match against Crystal Palace.

Son, who's scored eight league goals for Spurs this season, could be away from the English side until the end of January.

He's also likely to miss important Premier League matches against Leicester City (Feb. 10) and Chelsea (Feb. 27), and possibly the final north London derby of the season against Arsenal on March 2.

England boss Gareth Southgate will hope Kane is back in contention for England's opening Euro 2020 qualifier against the Czech Republic on Mar 22.

His absence will be made all the harsher by the departure of Son Heung-min, who joined his South Korea national team colleagues at the AFC Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates.