Banter: Kane’s injury record reveals one way Tottenham can avoid future layoffs

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane will be ruled out of action until early March, according to reports (Standard).

Spurs would usually turn to Heung Min Son in Kane’s absence, but the South Korean is away on international duty in the Asia Cup.

Next in line to the goal scoring throne, Lucas Moura is also nursing an injury of his own, leaving just Fernando Llorente as the only available senior striker.

This means Tottenham will have to either scrape by with what they have already got, promote an academy player like Parrott or Sterling, or dip into the transfer market.

However, once Kane has returned to the first team, there seems to be one sure fire way to keeping those ankles safe.

Kane’s last four major injuries have all occurred on a Sunday, making the solution simple, no Kane on Sundays.

On Sunday 18 September 2016, Kane was injured against Sunderland and was out for 49 days.

An injury against Millwall on Sunday 12 March 2017 kept him out for 27 days, with another against Bournemouth on Sunday 11 March 2018 led to a 21 day lay off.

And what happened on Sunday 13 January 2019? Kane was injured against Man United.

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