Tottenham striker Harry Kane has not yet had a scan on the ankle injury he suffered at Bournemouth despite a bombshell report claiming he would be out until May, according to a reputable journalist.

The Guardian’s football writer David Hytner has claimed on his personal Twitter account that the 24-year-old is still waiting for swelling down before a medical team carry out a full diagnostic, having been substituted in the first half against the Cherries after a clash with Asmir Begovic.

Hytner’s crucial update comes just hours after the Mirror had claimed on their website that scans had in fact taken place and the diagnosis was that Tottenham’s star striker, who has hit 35 goals in 39 appearances this season, was to be out of action until May, returning for the club’s final three league games of the season.

He has suffered ankle injuries previously, one ruling him out for seven weeks in 2016 and another for just three weeks.

Football Insider verdict

Hytner’s report shows just how dangerous believing the first report that comes out can be, as well as highlighting all the misinformation fed as a result of different sources telling different outlets various stories. Spurs will still be sweating over the striker but it may well be the fans who are more nervous. Kane could play a key role in securing a top four finish as well as some silverware in the shape of the FA Cup this season, so having him fit and ready as soon as possible is all they want to hear. It looks as though they may have to wait another day though, as swelling on injuries like sprained ankles can take some time to subside.

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