Published: Sat, April 13, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Tottenham's Kane could return for England's Nations League matches

Tottenham's Kane could return for England's Nations League matches

"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 quarterfinal, first leg win against Manchester City".

Following Tuesday's win, Spurs boss Maurio Pochettino said: "It's very, very sad".

Spurs said of Alli: "The England midfielder will now be assessed to determine his availability for this weekend's [Premier League] fixture against Huddersfield Town".

This rough timeframe offers a glimmer of hope to England fans who are desperate to see Kane lead out the Three Lions in Portugal in the semi-finals of the inaugural UEFA Nations League campaign.

'Now is not a moment to talk too much, now is a moment to help him be fit as soon as possible, to help us, and in the summer if Gareth Southgate thinks he's going to be important to help the national team then to help the national team'.

Kane was sidelined for almost two months in January when he damaged ligaments in the same left ankle in a Premier League defeat by Manchester United at Wembley and was out for a month last season with a similar injury to his right ankle.

Kane's absence could have huge ramifications for Spurs' season. He is Harry Kane because he behaves like this in the past. "He will see the specialist this week and we will see", Pochettino said.

"Tomorrow is not a game to rest players but we have a lot of players who played 90 minutes (against City) who maybe aren't in condition to play for different reasons". He is in a good place because he is a positive guy.

The incident occurred late in the quarter-final first leg - Spurs' second match at their new stadium - when a man confronted City full-back Fabian Delph before being escorted away by a steward. They trail third-placed Chelsea by two points, with a game in hand, and lead fellow London rivals Arsenal by one point.

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