By Dominic Toner
Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that Harry Kane has injured ligaments in his ankle but refused to say when the Tottenham striker will be fit again.
The England international sustained the injury in the 1-0 win against Sunderland on Sunday and was forced to leave the ground on crutches after the match.
Kane, 23, did score the decisive goal in the Premier League meeting but was substituted off in the second-half after turning his ankle in a challenge with defender Papy Djilobodji.
Pochettino has announced on Tuesday that Spurs are continuing to assess the extent of Kane’s injury and do not know yet when he will return, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
“He has injured his ankle ligaments,” he said. “We will continue to assess him every day but don’t want to put a timeframe on it.”
The Mail reported on Monday that Kane is expected to be absent for two months after scans showed ligament damage.
Spurs and England fans will be hopeful that Kane is not sidelined for a long period of time but he is expected to miss the upcoming games for club and country, which is a shattering blow for the White Hart Lane faithful given his goalscoring pedigree.
Spurs remain unbeaten in the league after a strong start to the new season and are currently third in the table.
Sam Allardyce’s England have two World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovenia in October’s international break and Kane would be a big blow if he was absent.
Dutch forward Vincent Janssen is expected to lead the line at Spurs in place of the injured Kane and will have a huge void to fill.
Kane won the golden boot award last season in the Premier League for his 25 goals and has been a crucial part of the club’s recent success.
Janssen is expected to face Gillingham on Wednesday when the two sides meet in the EFL Cup third-round
In other Tottenham team news, they are set to agree three more contract deals following Dele Alli’s settlement.