The latest Harry Kane injury news isn’t good for Tottenham or the England national team. Fears of Kane missing the World Cup are alive as the Spurs’ hitman will be out of action until May.
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Kane’s injury record over the last two season hasn’t been great. Now, the Tottenham striker is once again on the shelf after damaging his ankle ligaments against Bournemouth last weekend. Kane has suffered ankle injuries three times in the last 18-months and his latest injury could stop Tottenham from finishing in the Premier League top four.
Harry Kane ankle sprain recovery times:
Grade 1: 1-14 days
Grade 2: 6-8 weeks
Grade 3 (complete tear): 3 months or more
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Kane’s injury is similar to the one he experienced in September 2016. On that occasion, Kane missed seven weeks of the season.
Originally, Tottenham expected Kane to return in April, however, that plan has been been changed. The injury is believed to be worse than first reported. The latest scans have now left Kane looking unlikely of having full fitness when the World Cup kicks off in Russia.
According to reports, the swelling was so bad in Kane’s ankle after the team’s win over Bournemouth, the team had to wait for it to go down before completing scans.
The Evening Standard stated that swelling was still bad on both Monday and Tuesday, and it prevented Kane from undergoing a scan. A specialist is expected to see Kane on Wednesday.
There is a chance that past damage to the ankle ligaments could make the latest Harry Kane injury more difficult to recover from.
Kane is currently tied with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah for the most goals in the Premier League. The England international has tallied 24 goals this term.
Tottenham are currently fighting for a top four finish and a place in the FA Cup semifinals. The team will now rely more heavily on Son Heung-Min to score goals. Meanwhile, Kane has 13 weeks to heal and regain fitness for the 2018 World Cup.
Is the Harry Kane injury bad news for England’s hopes in Russia? Will Spurs still finish in the top four of the Premier League?