Sky Sports journalist Ben Grounds has been sharing some details on the suspected knee injury that Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane picked up during the club’s recent 2-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League.
This comes after Grounds recently made an appearance on a recent episode of The Sky Sports Football Podcast where he spoke about a range of subjects concerning Jose Mourinho’s side, including their upcoming Premier League showdown against their north London rivals Arsenal on Sunday.
The striker scored both goals in the win on Thursday night before being substituted off in the second half with what looked like a suspected knee issue that led to Kane holding an ice pack on it when he came off.
On the subject of Kane and his knee issue, Grounds had this to say on the matter.
He said: “It was a bit of a scrappy second half in the game against Dinamo Zagreb and he was clearly keen to get another European hat-trick under his belt having scored twice but it was very much just a very quick precautionary measure from Jose.
“As soon as he saw Harry go down holding his troublesome right knee, he felt, ‘Right, I’ve got to get him off the pitch as soon as possible.’
“I haven’t seen Jose move so quickly on the touchline to tell Carlos Vinicius to come back so yeah, he was swiftly removed, and an ice pack was applied to the area, but it was great to see that he was back out on his feet at the full-time whistle and Jose said afterwards that it’s nothing too serious.
As a product of Spurs’ youth academy, Kane made his senior debut for the north London club back in August 2011. Since then, the 27-year-old, who is currently valued at £108 million, has gone on to make 324 appearances for Tottenham across all competitions in which he has managed to score 214 goals and provide 46 appearances along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Ben Grounds’ comments on Kane…
Given how Kane has been Spurs’ highest-rated player so far this season having scored 16 goals and provided 13 assists in the Premier League, ultimately earning himself a solid season rating of 7.81/10 (per WhoScored), shows that every Spurs fan would undoubtedly be delighted to hear that Kane’s injury was not a serious one.
Would Spurs be able to beat Arsenal without Kane?
If the Englishman can continue scoring goals and providing them for his teammates then he will give them a great chance of finishing in the top four of the Premier League table, in our view.