Tottenham striker Harry Kane looks set to miss just two league games as a result of the ankle injury suffered in the 4-1 win over Bournemouth, according to a reliable journalist.
Alasdair Gold, the Tottenham correspondent for football.london, has claimed on his personal Twitter account that the blow suffered by the 24-year-old is not as severe as was feared and that is more of a repeat injury suffered against Millwall, which kept him out for just three weeks, rather than the one against Sunderland which saw him miss 10 games in a seven week spell.
From what I understand, Harry Kane's ankle injury is similar to the one he picked up against Millwall last season, not the Sunderland one. It was 26 days until he was back in full training then which if it's similar this time he'd just miss the Chelsea game but be back for Stoke.
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) March 14, 2018
The report, which states that Kane could miss just the FA Cup clash against Swansea City and the league match against Chelsea, comes after Tottenham confirmed that their star striker, who has scored 35 goals in 39 appearances across all competitions, had suffered ligament damage and would return to training in April.
TEAM NEWS: Preliminary assessments have confirmed that @HKane has damaged lateral ligaments in his right ankle.
The England striker sustained the injury following a challenge in our 4-1 win over Bournemouth on Sunday and is expected to return to First Team training next month. pic.twitter.com/q4sOSJHhPT
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 14, 2018
With fears that he could miss up to six weeks or more of action, having Kane ruled out for just two matches would be a dream scenario for supporters, who will be hoping that the likes of Heung-min Son can take over the goal scoring reigns in his absence.
Football Insider verdict
If Kane is indeed ruled out for just two matches, then Spurs have been handed the luckiest break they could have been given. There was serious concern for the 24-year-old when he hobbled down the tunnel against the Cherries, as he left on crutches and had swelling so bad that scans could not be taken. There will still be the matter of his fitness, which could see him left as a substitute following his return to the first team, but fans will no doubt be delighted to hear that he could well be back for the majority of their final games this season.