Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has suggested Harry Kane’s hamstring surgery could rule him out for the entire season.
Kane has gone under the knife to repair a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring, which he injured in Spurs’ 1-0 defeat at Southampton in the Premier League on New Year’s Day. Last week the club announced Kane is expected to return to training in April.
However, Mourinho has now admitted it is difficult to put a time frame on Kane’s return, hinting he could be out for the whole campaign – or could even return before April if all goes well.
“We try the best we can [without Kane],” Mourinho said in his press conference (via Football London) ahead of Tuesday night’s FA Cup third round replay against Middlesbrough. “News on Harry we don’t have and if you ask me every time we come here the answer will be the same, we expect him to be out until, I don’t know, mid-April, end of April, May, next season I don’t know. I have no updates to give on Harry.”
Tottenham have scored just one goal in their last three matches, including the Southampton defeat in which Kane suffered his injury. Lucas Moura was responsible for that solitary goal, scoring a headed equaliser in the original tie against Middlesbrough.
Being the squad’s biggest goal threats other than Kane, Mourinho is likely to stick with Lucas and Son Heung-Min in the replay.