Gary Lineker on why he fears for Harry Kane

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been out of action since picking up an ankle injury against Manchester United nearly a month ago.

Scans revealed that the striker had damaged ligaments in his ankle and he was expected to be out of action until early March.

However, the striker is now back in training as his recovery has been much quicker than anticipated.

Pochettino even confirmed in his pre-match press conference ahead of Tottenham’s game against Leicester City, that Kane might be back for the Premier League game against Burnley next weekend.

Although his quick recovery is great news for Spurs, this is the third time that the striker has experienced an issue with his left ankle.

Former Tottenham striker Gary Lineker admitted that he fears for the England striker given the recurring nature of the injury.

Speaking to Lineker said, “It is always a worry when you get a recurring injury and there is clearly a little weakness in there.

“No player wants to have an injury that keeps cropping up, but ankles are not as bad as having a recurring calf problem or a hamstring issue, as they can be hard to overcome. You can roll your ankle and get away with it to an extent, but the more you do it, the more you worry the weakness will become a problem.

“The sequence of events on that Sunday afternoon when Kane injured himself could not have been worse for Tottenham. They played well against United and should have won the game, but ended up losing and then Kane did his ankle in the final seconds, so it was just a terrible day overall.”

The former striker also said that while Spurs have coped well in the absence of their star striker, they would need him to be fit for the second leg against Dortmund on March 3rd.

He added: “They have picked up some positive results in the Premier League over the last few weeks though and are in a strong position despite losing some key players at the wrong moment.

“Maybe Kane can come back for the second leg of the Champions League tie against Borussia Dortmund and having had this injury before, Harry will know when he is ready to play again. The pressure will be there for him to come back because Tottenham need him for the Dortmund tie.”

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