Jose Mourinho says Tottenham will have to ‘wait and see’ over the extent of Harry Kane’s ankle injuries after the forward limped off during the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool.
Kane injured both ankles during the defeat to the Premier League champions in north London, initially receiving treatment following a challenge from Thiago Alcantara before being substituted after falling awkwardly from a later challenge.
The England captain has a history of ankle injuries and his substitution has raised concerns over another significant spell on the sidelines, with Mourinho admitting he is unsure over the extent of the problem and admits Kane could be missing for ‘a few weeks’.
“Two ankles, the first was a bad tackle, it was Thiago, the second one I didn’t know well,” Mourinho said at his post-match press conference.
“But two injuries in both ankles, the second one worst than the first one – a few weeks, I don’t know.
“For Harry to leave a game when he wants to play – it’s not a nothing injury. How long we have to wait and see.”
Spurs will hope that the injury is not a reoccurrence of the problems Kane suffered during the 2018/19 season, the forward missing 18 fixtures over two separate spells with ankle issues, following injuries also suffered in both the previous two seasons.
Any lengthy spell on the sidelines will be a major blow with the 27-year-old having been in sensational form so far this season, scoring 12 league goals and leading the Premier League for assists with 11.
Spurs currently sit sixth in the Premier League following the defeat to Liverpool, four points adrift of the Champions League places with a game in hand ahead of this weekend’s trip to Brighton.