Tottenham striker Harry Kane was initially optimistic that the ankle injury suffered against Bournemouth on Sunday was not as serious as the blow picked up in 2016 but the club have been made to sweat over his status, according to a report.

The London Evening Standard claim on their website that the 24-year-old is hopeful that the layoff will be more like the injury suffered last season, which ruled him out for just three games, rather than the major blow which saw him out of action for a month-and-half, missing 10 games as a result.

However it is said that the club are not set to know just how severe a bombshell it is for a couple of days, despite scans being taken on Monday, as the medical team at Spurs wait for swelling to reduce before undergoing further tests.

Kane has been in sensational form this season, with 35 goals in 39 appearances this season, but it was Heung-min Son who stole the limelight against the Cherries in the 24-year-old’s absence, netting twice.

Football Insider verdict

Kane’s absence will no doubt be a blow but if it is just a couple of games he is made to sit out, then there will be few concerns about the club’s season. As injuries go, it has come at a good time, with just the FA Cup clash against Swansea and England’s friendly fixtures over the coming weeks. It gives the striker the chance to rest up as best he can, focus on recovering and come back as fit as before. Mauricio Pochettino has enough firepower at his disposal to deal with the Swans, and a break for the 24-year-old may well have been arranged anyway.

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