Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is out until May and is facing a race to be fit for the World Cup, according to the Mirror.
The newspaper report that Kane’s ankle injury suffered against Bournemouth on Sunday is closer in severity to the one that kept the superstar out of action for seven weeks in September 2016.
The Mirror claim that Kane has damaged ankle ligaments for the third time in a year-and-a-half, and will be out until the end of April at the very least.
It is said that Kane stands to miss Spurs’ FA Cup quarter-final v Swansea, their semi-final if they qualify, and four league fixtures that come after the international break.
The 24-year-old may be back for Spurs’ final three league fixtures of the season, but depending on their FA Cup progress may have more games to regain his fitness before the World Cup.
While this report will be hard to hear for Spurs fans, it is not entirely clear where the Mirror are getting their information from. There has been no official announcement from Spurs, and other reports suggested that the scan on the ankle was to wait until Wednesday. That would make this report pure speculation, and fans will be best off to wait until official news emerges before passing judgement on the situation.