Kane faces in­jury lay­off

The Citizen (KZN) - - Sport -

Lon­don – Beaten Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur suf­fered a dou­ble in­jury blow in the 1-0 de­feat at Southamp­ton on Wed­nes­day with Harry Kane (right) and Tan­guy Ndombele both forced off at St Mary’s.

While the re­sult was bad, the big­gest worry for Tot­ten­ham man­ager Jose Mour­inho was the sight of top scorer Kane pulling up with a left ham­string in­jury deep into the sec­ond half af­ter stretch­ing to score a goal that was ruled out for off­side.

Kane, scorer of 11 Premier League goals this sea­son, went straight down the tun­nel, leav­ing Tot­ten­ham with scant strik­ing op­tions as Son He­ung-min was serv­ing the fi­nal match of his three-game ban for a red card in the de­feat by Chelsea.

He was later seen leav­ing the sta­dium us­ing crutches.

Asked about the in­juries, Mour­inho said: “Tan­guy Ndombele, I don’t know. I imag­ine this is (his) 10th in­jury of the sea­son. They stop him to play. It doesn’t give him con­ti­nu­ity,” he said.

“Harry Kane plays ev­ery minute, he plays all the time. It might be big, it might be small. For sure he will be out.”

Kane has suf­fered sev­eral lengthy in­jury lay-offs in the last few sea­sons and last sea­son he missed a month af­ter dam­ag­ing an­kle lig­a­ments and a sim­i­lar in­jury in April. –

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