By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Harry Kane is set to be sidelined for up to 10 weeks with ankle ligament damage, according to a report.
The Sun claim the Tottenham striker will be out until late November with the injury he sustained in the team’s 1-0 win over Sunderland on Sunday.
It is said that Spurs are still waiting on the results of the scan on Monday and they are confident that he has not broken any bones.
Nevertheless, the London giants’ medical staff fear there is ligament damage and that the club talisman will be out for around 10 weeks and potentially miss 13 matches.
The report states the England international is likely to be absent for four of Tottenham’s five remaining Champions League matches as well as high profile Premier League encounters including the north London derby against Arsenal on 6 November and the clash against Manchester City on Sunday week.
Kane left White Hart Lane on crutches and with his right foot in a protective boot following Spurs’ victory on Sunday.
Kane hit the 58th-minute winner to see off 10-man Sunderland but he was carried off on a stretcher in the 86th after turning his ankle in a challenge with defender Papy Djilobodji.
“I’m sure there is maybe a problem with his ligaments but it is difficult to assess today,” Pochettino said afterwards, as quoted by the Mirror. “We need to wait.
“It was tough, he twisted the ankle. Now he feels pain and we see tomorrow. it’s painful and we need to wait.”
Pochettino will now turn to Dutchman Vincent Janssen, signed for £18million from AZ Alkmaar during the summer, to replace Kane.
He told the Mirror: “It’s difficult without Harry Kane but that’s why we signed Janssen and he is working well. He’s a striker that can give us a lot of things. That’s why you sign players, to arrive in the moment when you need them at the same level.”
In other Tottenham team news, Gary Lineker has delivered his verdict on Kane after Spurs’ triumph.