World Cup fears for KO’d Kane
believe the injury is closer in seriousness to the first time he suffered the setback and missed seven weeks than the last one when he was out for just over three.
In a major blow for club as well as country, Kane’s anticipated lay-off would see him ruled out until the end of April and have just a handful of games left at the end of the season to try and regain match fitness ahead of England’s World Cup campaign in Russia.
As it stands, for Spurs Kane would miss their FA Cup quarter-final at Swansea on Saturday, a semi-final if they progress and four league fixtures after the international break – a potential top-four decider against Chelsea and further clashes against Stoke, Manchester City and Brighton.
Spurs starlet Harry Winks has been left sweating on his World Cup place. He has been struggling for game-time under Mauricio Pochettino because of a persistent ankle injury.
Winks faces an anxious wait to see if he gets called up for England’s friendlies with Holland and Italy when Gareth Southgate names his squad tomorrow.
LOW POINT Pochettino must cope without Kane