Jose Mourinho described Harry Kane’s hamstring injury as a “negative” – but couldn’t confirm how long the England captain faces on the sidelines.
Kane, who has scored 27 goals for club and country this season, hobbled out of Tottenham’s New Year’s day defeat in the Premier League with a hamstring problem and now looks in serious danger of missing the visit of leaders Liverpool a week on Saturday.
The 26-year-old is almost a certainty to miss Sunday’s FA Cup 3rd Round clash at Middlesbrough, although given the recent grueling schedule, Kane would have likely been rested at the Riverside Stadium – despite Spurs’ desperation in ending their 12-year trophy drought.
Mourinho was asked about the extend of the injury at St Mary’s, but was unable to provide an expected timescale – with Kane set to undergo a scan over the next 48 hours, according to Football.London.
Mourinho said: “Harry Kane plays every minute, he plays all the time. It might be big, it might be small.
“For sure he will be out. It is negative – hamstring is always negative. Is it a tear? Is it a small thing, is it a contraction? At this moment I cannot say.”