Did Harry Kane rush himself back from old injury? – Poch answers

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham will have to manage without their talisman Harry Kane for the rest of the season after it was confirmed that the striker has damaged ligaments on his left ankle.

Kane picked up the injury on in the first leg of the Champions League quarter final against Manchester City on Tuesday evening after going in for a 50-50 challenge with England team-mate Fabian Delph.

The 25-year-old had just recently returned from a lay off after injuring the same ankle during the 1-0 defeat to Manchester United in January. While Kane was expected to be out for a couple of months after that setback, he recovered earlier than first anticipated

Ahead of Tottenham’s home tie against Huddersfield later today, Pochettino was asked if the club rushed Kane back too quickly after his earlier injury.

The Argentine however insisted that Kane and required adequately, and the fact that he had injured the same ankle was mere “coincidence”.

Speaking to Football.London, the 46-year-old said, “No, it’s nothing to do with because he started to play in February. Of course if you come back and it happens again in the first game after injury, we can talk about whether we weren’t right to force him to play.

“He play a lot of game and the reason is not that. The reason is there was an action, an accident and it happened again.

“There is a lot of coincidence but we are talking about an accident. Nothing with his rehab of the past.”

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