Harry Kane injury: Tottenham confirm striker has suffered ‘significant ligament damage’ and will miss rest of season

The England striker went down after a challenge with Fabian Delph in the 1-0 victory for Spurs in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final

Jack Rathborn
Thursday 11 April 2019 20:24 BST
Mauricio Pochettino admits Harry Kane could miss rest of Spurs' season

Tottenham have revealed Harry Kane has suffered “a significant lateral ligament injury” following the 1-0 Champions League victory over Manchester City.

A statement read: “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.”

The England striker collided with Fabian Delph during the first leg quarter-final and the update is now a huge blow for Mauricio Pochettino ahead of next week’s second leg.

The news also hits Spurs’ chances of finishing inside the top four in the Premier League.

After Son Heung-min struck the winner for Spurs to take an advantage to the Etihad, Pochettino admitted he feared the worst for Kane.

“It’s a worry for us,” said Pochettino. “We are going to miss him – maybe for the rest of the season.

“We hope it is not a big issue but there is not to much time to recover. He twisted his ankle so we will see how it reacts in a few hours.”

Kane grimaces after injuring his ankle (AFP/Getty Images)

“We need to check but it looks like it is the same ankle and similar injury. It is very sad and very disappointing.”

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