Tottenham confirm Harry Kane sustained ligament damage to his right ankle in Millwall FA Cup win

The injury is similar to the one he sustained against Sunderland earlier in the season, which ruled him out for seven weeks, although is not thought to be as severe

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Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that Harry Kane sustained ligament damage to his right ankle during the club’s 6-0 win against Millwall in the FA Cup.

However, the injury does not appear to be as severe as initially feared and the player is likely to return for the club before the end of the season.

The injury is similar to the injury he sustained in September in Tottenham’s match against Sunderland. Attempting to tackle Papy Djilobodji, Kane rolled his left ankle which saw him ruled out for seven weeks.

“The injury is similar to the one suffered by the forward against Sunderland, however it is not considered to be as severe,” the club said in a message posted to their official Twitter page.

“Harry will continue to be assessed by our medical staff while he undergoes his rehabilitation at our Training Centre,” the club added.

Kane is facing another spell on the sidelines (Getty)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will no doubt be pleased with the prognosis. During his post-match press conference after the Millwall win, he had expressed his fear that the forward could be out for the rest of the majority of the season.

“Kane twisted his ankle, the same ankle that was [injured] before in the game against Sunderland,” Pochettino said. “It's difficult. It looks a similar situation to [the injury sustained against] Sunderland, but we'll see. We need to wait and be positive.

"We need to assess him as it is too difficult, today, to give you a real level of how his ankle is. We hope it's not a big issue, but it looks similar. If you watch it on television, it was a similar action.”

Kane has been in irresistible form ever since returning from the ankle injury he suffered against Sunderland and has scored 19 goals in 22 Premier League games this season.

He is currently the joint-top scorer in this Premier League season and is aiming for his second straight golden boot trophy.