Extent of Kane's injury still unclear

Extent of Kane's injury still unclear

Official confirmation is still yet to come from Spurs on the period of time that Kane will likely miss but the Daily Mirror claims that he will be ruled out until the end of April.

England manager Gareth Southgate will doubtless be eager to find out exactly how long Kane could be sidelined for, with the World Cup just three months away.

The England striker is due to receive results of a scan today, but initial assessments indicate that the damage is similar to the injury that caused him to miss ten matches in seven weeks last season.

Given the delay for a diagnosis, it looks highly unlikely that the 35-goal striker will be fit for Spurs' FA Cup quarter-final at Swansea on Saturday, while his involvement in next week's worldwide break also looks doubtful with England set to face Holland and Italy in friendlies.

Based on the initial diagnosis, Kane may be ready to return in time for Spurs' final three scheduled league games - against Watford on the last day of April, West Brom and Leicester.

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Kane, who first damaged an ankle against Sunderland, made a much quicker than expected recovery when he hurt ligaments in his right ankle for the second time a year ago against Millwall, and Spurs and England will hope he can do the same again.

Llorente has been used 28 times by Mauricio Pochettino this term, but he has started just one Premier League game - the 2-0 win over former club Swansea in early January.

With the World Cup in Russian Federation now less than 100 days away, the FA will not want Kane rushed back from his injury by Spurs.

Tottenham are back in Premier League action following the global break with a trip to top-four rivals Chelsea on April 1.

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