Spurs, Eng­land sweat over in­jury to star striker Kane

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TOT­TEN­HAM face an anx­ious wait to dis­cover the ex­tent of Harry Kane’s an­kle in­jury amid re­ports the Eng­land striker could be side­lined for six weeks.

Kane sus­tained an an­kle liga­ment prob­lem for the third time in 18 months dur­ing Tot­ten­ham’s 4­1 win at Bournemouth on Sun­day.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports in the Bri­tish me­dia on Tues­day, the in­jury is se­ri­ous enough that Kane is fac­ing a race against time to re­turn to ac­tion in time for the World Cup in June.

It was said Kane could be out un­til the end of April, which would be a ma­jor blow to Tot­ten­ham’s hopes of fin­ish­ing in the Premier League’s top four and win­ning the FA Cup.

Kane, who has scored 35 times for Tot­ten­ham this sea­son, would only have a hand­ful of matches re­main­ing this term to prove his fit­ness to Eng­land man­ager Gareth South­gate.

Eng­land are to face Tu­nisia, Bel­gium and Panama in the World Cup group stage in Rus­sia.

When Kane was in­jured twice with the same prob­lem last sea­son, he missed seven weeks from Septem­ber, then just more than three weeks from March.

If the lat­est in­jury is as bad as feared, Kane would miss the FA Cup quar­ter­fi­nal at Swansea on Sat­ur­day, the semi­fi­nal if Tot­ten­ham progress and four league fix­tures, in­clud­ing clashes with Chelsea and Manch­ester City.

He is also set to be ab­sent from Eng­land’s two friendlies against the Nether­lands and Italy this month.

How­ever, other re­ports said it has not yet been pos­si­ble to dis­cover how long Kane will be out be­cause he hasn’t had a com­plete scan due to swelling around the joint.

The 24 year old was pic­tured with his foot in a brace and us­ing crutches when out in Es­sex on Mon­day.

The in­jury oc­curred af­ter a col­li­sion with Bournemouth goal­keeper As­mir Be­govic in the first half at Dean Court.

Kane tried to play on, but was forced to come off and left the ground on

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