By Richard Parks
Harry Kane has suffered suspected ankle ligament damage, Mauricio Pochettino has told Sky Sports.
The broadcaster delivered an update on the first-half injury sustained by the Tottenham striker during their Premier League clash against Bournemouth on Sunday.
Kane rolled his ankle after scoring from what was deemed an offside position and was immediately substitute to spark fears he could face a spell on the sidelines.
Pitchside reporter Greg Whelan revealed during Sky Sports’ live coverage before the start of the second half at the Vitality Stadium that he had spoken to manager Pochettino on the touchline and he confirmed that Kane has suffered an ankle injury that is very similar to the one he sustained against Sunderland last season.
The England international broke down with ligament damage in September 2016 and was laid off for a period of six weeks.
Football Insider verdict:
The loss of Kane for any length of time would be a shattering blow to Tottenham. They may be out of the Champions League but they are chasing a top-four Premier League finish and have an FA Cup quarter-final clash against Swansea next weekend. With 35 goals from 39 appearances this season, Kane’s significance is indisputable. He is not only Tottenham’s most important players but an exceptionally consistent one who is in the running for the player-of-the-year award. Of all the men they could lose, none will be more sorely missed that Harry hot Spur.
In other Tottenham news, Mauricio Pochettino has been at the centre of a huge Spurs dressing room bust-up.