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Spurs confirm Kane has suffered ‘significant’ ankle injury against Man City

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that Harry Kane has suffered significant ligament damage to his left ankle.

The Spurs striker was withdrawn from Tuesday night’s Champions League encounter against Manchester City following a poorly timed challenge from his England teammate, Fabian Delph.

Kane left the Tottenham Hotspur stadium on crutches and wearing a protective boot, and speaking after the game, Mauricio Pochettino suggested that he thought the injury would keep Kane out for the rest of the season.

Now, after two days of assessment, a statement on the club website has confirmed that the 25-year-old’s injury is ‘significant’.

“Following assessment over the past two days, we can confirm that Harry Kane has sustained a significant lateral ligament injury to his left ankle following a challenge in our Champions League quarter-final, first leg win against Manchester City.

“Investigations are ongoing and he will continue to be assessed by our medical staff over the coming week.“

While the statement doesn’t confirm the length of time that Spurs will be without their talisman, the striker does have a history of ankle injuries, with two separate spells on the sidelines during the 2016/17 season, with the first keeping him out of action for five weeks.

England manager Gareth Southgate will also be keeping a keen eye on Kane’s recovery, with the striker having been expected to lead the line for the Three Lions in this summer’s UEFA Nations League finals.