Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that Harry Kane suffered ligament damage in the victory over Sunderland, giving new signing Vincent Janssen a guaranteed run of games.
Pochettino refused to give a timeframe for the return of Kane, though reports have claimed it could be as long as two months, which would see him miss a number of crucial games in both the Premier League and Champions League.
Janssen was signed for this very situation and with a sustained period in the team now guaranteed, has the platform to establish himself at the club.
Here’s how Spurs fans reacted to the situation on Twitter.
INJURY: It's been confirmed that Harry Kane has suffered ankle ligament damage.
Time to step up, Janssen. pic.twitter.com/ITj9SVqgGg
— COYS News (@CoysNews) September 20, 2016
#thfc The spotlight falls on Vincent Janssen rather earlier than anyone would have liked. He could certainly do with an early goal.
— Ben Pearce (@BenPearceSpurs) September 20, 2016
If Kane is out for two months, I think janssen will come in and do well, I see people writing him off already #coys
— Lewis Hills (@HillsLewis) September 20, 2016
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) September 19, 2016
As long as Kane is back in time for the London derbies then I don't see this as a major problem. Could use the time off #coys
— Steve Chase (@steech17) September 20, 2016
Janssen could play well but go goalless for however long Kane is out and we'd probably still be okay. There are plenty of goals in the team.
— TTTactics (@TTTactics) September 20, 2016
"I wonder how different my career would have been if Kane hadn't been injured against S'land" – Janssen's Ballon d'Or acceptance speech 2019
— Liquid Spurs (@LiquidSpurs) September 18, 2016
— Faraz Hassan (@Farazhassan25) September 20, 2016
— Bobby Prica/napoleon (@BobbyPrica) September 20, 2016
— Spurs Related (@_SpursRelated) September 20, 2016