Tottenham have confirmed Harry Kane has damaged the ligaments in his right angle and will return to first team training next month.
The striker limped off during Sunday’s Premier League win over Bournemouth.
Spurs came from a goal down to win 4-1 at the Vitality Stadium thanks to goals from Dele Alli and Serge Aurier either side of a Son Heung-min double.
The result was somewhat marred by Kane’s injury – he was forced off following a clash with Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic midway through the first half.
Tottenham were made to wait until Wednesday for the ankle to be assessed because of swelling.
The club provided an update on Twitter, confirming ligament damage and giving a return date of “next month”.
TEAM NEWS: Preliminary assessments have confirmed that @HKane has damaged lateral ligaments in his right ankle.
The England striker sustained the injury following a challenge in our 4-1 win over Bournemouth on Sunday and is expected to return to First Team training next month. pic.twitter.com/q4sOSJHhPT
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 14, 2018
That’s vague to say the least, considering it could mean Kane will be training again in just over two weeks or up to six weeks.
However, a couple of reliable journalists have now had their say. David Hytner of the Guardian claims Kane will be out for four weeks, a duration echoed by ESPN‘s Dan Kilpatrick .
Tottenham say Kane has “damaged lateral ligaments in his right ankle.” Understood he is expected to be out for about four weeks #thfc
— David Hytner (@DaveHytner) March 14, 2018
Based on that, I reckon the City game is a realistic target.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) March 14, 2018
That means Kane, if all goes to plan, could return for Spurs’ Premier League meeting with Manchester City on April 14th.
It’s a huge shame he will miss the trip to Chelsea on April 1st, but Tottenham fans will be relived he isn’t out for the rest of the season.
Disappointing to be out until next month but injuries are part of the game. Will do everything I can to get back out there asap. ? pic.twitter.com/sznSx6C5Kl
— Harry Kane (@HKane) March 14, 2018