According to The Mirror Harry Kane is out until May and faces a desperate battle to be fully fit for the World Cup.
Our top scorer damaged ankle ligaments for the third time in 18 months on Sunday in our 4-1 win against Bournemouth and the article says the club believe the injury is closer in seriousness to the first time he suffered the setback and missed seven weeks from September 2016, than the last one when he was out for just over three.
It’ll be a major blow for club and also country, with Harry’s anticipated lay-off expected to see him ruled out until the end of April and have just a handful of games left at the end of the season to try to regain fitness ahead of England’s World Cup campaign in Russia.
If the news is as expected Kane would miss our FA Cup quarter-final at Swansea on Saturday, a semi-final if they progress and four league fixtures after the international break – a potential top four decider against Chelsea and further clashes with Stoke, Manchester City and Brighton.
He would also miss England’s two friendlies this month against Holland and Italy, with manager Gareth Southgate naming his squad for that double-header on Thursday. Based on the initial diagnosis, Kane may be ready to return in time for our final three scheduled league games — against Watford on the last day of April, West Brom and Leicester and depending on our FA Cup progress and the dates fixtures get rearranged for, he could have two bonus opportunities to build up his fitness ahead of the World Cup.
We have a league clash against Newcastle to reschedule, while our trip to Brighton on Friday April 20th would also get postponed if we reach the FA Cup’s last four.
Kane, who first damaged an ankle against Sunderland, made a much quicker than expected recovery when he hurt ligaments in his right ankle for the second time a year ago against Millwall, and Spurs and England will hope he can do the same again.
This has not yet been confirmed by the club and the Guardian are reporting contrary that a scan on his ankle has not even taken place yet due to the swelling. So we will have to wait and see.
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