Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino provides worrying Harry Kane injury update
Striker Harry Kane could have suffered ligament damage during Tottenham’s Premier League clash against Bournemouth.
The England international hobbled off in the first-half of Sunday’s 4-1 victory at Dean Court after having a goal disallowed for offside.
With Spurs trailing 1-0, Kane slotted a shot past Asmir Begovic but was then caught by the Bournemouth goalkeeper, who landed on his ankle.
The 24-year-old, who is currently tied in the race for the Golden Boot with Mohamed Salah, was replaced by Erik Lamela and headed straight down the tunnel.
Sky Sports spoke to Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino at half-time and he said Kane’s injury is ‘in his right ankle, possibly ligaments, similar to the injury sustained against Sunderland last season’.
Kane missed almost two months of the 2016-17 campaign with the same injury on his right ankle.
Speaking after Tottenham’s emphatic win, Pochettino confirmed Kane would be sent for a scan on his ankle on Monday.
‘I am concerned until tomorrow, and the scan. We can say nothing more,’ he told Sky Sports. ‘Of course I worry about him.
‘His ankle we hope it is not a massive issue for him and the team and hope he can recover as soon as possible and be available.’
Tottenham had to come from behind to beat Bournemouth after Junior Stanislas fired the home side ahead on seven minutes.
Dele Alli leveled for Spurs before a Son Heung-min brace and a late Serge Aurier goal clinched an impressive victory, just four days after the defeat to Juventus.
‘It was the perfect answer after the massive disappointment against Juventus,’ Pochettino added. ‘We conceded the first goal but I think the team was better than Bournemouth.
‘It was a massive challenge after Wednesday but the team showed great character and personality. After 1-0 down the team played great football and fully deserved the result.
‘Sometimes it looks like it is the 11 who play each week is important but for me the squad is important and we showed that today.
‘Son is having a fantastic season, the best season since he arrived. He helped the team to achieve these three points. The target is to finish as high as possible.’