Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that there will be a delay in confirming the exact nature and extent of the injury suffered by star striker Harry Kane, due to the presence of swelling which means that no scans can be conducted.
The 24-year-old was forced off the pitch in the second half during their 4-1 win over Bournemouth with many fearing that he could miss the rest of the season and the start of the upcoming World Cup.
Understanding Harry Kane's injury:— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) March 12, 2018
Grade 1: Stretched ligaments but no tear itself. (1-3 weeks to fully recover)
Grade 2: A partial tearing of the ligaments. (4-6 weeks to fully recover)
Grade 3: Complete tear of ligaments. (8-12 months for a full recovery & heal)#COYS #THFC pic.twitter.com/ERY3u38NVt
The club have continued to assess the injury since Sunday, but according to Belfast Telegraph they will have to wait till Tuesday to understand the full ramification of the unfortunate incident. Whatever happens, Kane is set to miss certain part of the season, including a crucial FA Cup encounter against Swansea and England's international friendlies against Italy and Netherlands scheduled for next week.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino who is resigned to losing his star player for a period of time, preferred to remain optimistic, claiming, " We hope that it’s not a massive issue. He felt that when he ran and twisted his ankle that it was impossible to stay on the pitch."
Harry Kane ankle sprain recovery times:— Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) March 11, 2018
Grade 1: 1-14 days
Grade 2: 6-8 weeks
Grade 3 (complete tear): 3 months or more
Reminder: the World Cup is in 13 weeks. pic.twitter.com/a3TjjR5YMx
“Harry has a great character and is always positive, happy with the victory for the team, of course disappointed with his problem. But if you’re positive you start the recovery from injury from now.”
Spurs are currently placed third in the Premier League table with 61 points from 30 games, one ahead of Liverpool and will next be seen in action against Swansea in the quarter-final of the FA Cup, scheduled to take place on the 17th of March.