Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Harry Kane set for the sidelines for up to six weeks

Harry Kane set for the sidelines for up to six weeks

As Harry Kane's ankle rolled under Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, a pang of fear struck the hearts of Tottenham fans worldwide.

The Tottenham striker was taken off in the first-half of their fixture against Bournemouth on Sunday with damaged ankle ligaments - the third he has suffered the same injury in 18 months.

Adrian Kajumba of the Daily Mirror reported Tuesday Kane has been ruled out "until May and faces a desperate battle to be fully fit" for this summer's tournament in Russian Federation.

Kane will also miss England's two friendlies this month against Holland and Italy, with manager Gareth Southgate names his squad for that double-header on Thursday, March 14.

That would give him a limited amount of time to get match fit in time for the World Cup in Russian Federation with very few fixtures before the end of the season.

Tottenham are set to have to go without Kane in several upcoming big clashes but would want their top scorer back for their fight for a top-four finish later in the season.

Should Spurs' fears prove correct, the striker would miss the FA Cup quarter-final, four Premier League fixtures and England's two global friendlies later this month.

Kane, who first damaged an ankle against Sunderland, made a much quicker than expected recovery when he hurt ligaments in his right ankle for the second time a year ago against Millwall, and Spurs and England will hope he can do the same again.

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The injury could also keep the England global out of the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup in the summer.

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