Harry Kane has been ruled out of action until early March after Tottenham confirmed he has suffered ligament damage in his left ankle.
The striker limped off after the final whistle in Sunday’s Premier League defeat to Manchester United at Wembley following a heavy challenge in the closing stages.
Spurs were forced to wait until swelling went down before scans could take place, but preliminary assessments were eventually carried out on Tuesday.
The Londoners broke the news on Tuesday afternoon via Twitter, revealing Kane will return to training in early March.
Following preliminary assessments, we can confirm that @HKane has damaged ligaments in his left ankle, sustained during Sunday's match.
He will continue to be monitored by our medical staff as he commences rehabilitation and is expected to return to training in early March. pic.twitter.com/Ot3doPa4K6
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 15, 2019
It means the 25-year-old will miss the EFL Cup semi-final against Chelsea and, potentially, the final, as well as a Premier League north London derby against Arsenal and the Champions League last 16 clash with Borussia Dortmund.
The injury couldn’t have come at a worse time for Tottenham, who will also be without Son Heung-min in upcoming matches – the South Korean is currently competing for his country at the Asian Cup.
It’s safe to say Spurs fans were unhappy with the update on social media. Here are some of the most notable reactions from Twitter.
There goes our title
— martin Theodor Bjerke (@Martin_Bjerke1) January 15, 2019
— Dannielle ??♀️ (@Danniee_xxx) January 15, 2019
— Levy and Lewis Out (@RealDGGHD) January 15, 2019
Get well soon Harry. I’m sure Lucas, Lamela, Dele, Eriksen & Llorente will step up the goals in your absence
— Lilywhite Rose (@Lilywhite_Rose) January 15, 2019
And we still won’t sign a striker.
— Sarah Bassett (@MissSBassett) January 15, 2019
Might as well announce Wembley for the rest of the season just to top it all off.
— Stephen Vincent (@StevieV14) January 15, 2019
Training in March? So match fit for August ??? if we don’t invest say goodbye to CL places.
— Stuart Andrews (@SAndrews95_Thfc) January 15, 2019
Step it up Mr Levy … replacements needed
— Liam Bunning (@liam_bunz) January 15, 2019
Levy’s reluctance to back Poch has completely backfired.
— Lee Sadler (@Sads3110) January 15, 2019
— Benny V ? (@BennyVDC) January 15, 2019