Tottenham manger, Mauricio Pochettino has expressed worries over the extent of Harry Kane’s ankle injury he had during their last Premier League tie that brought them 1-0 defeat to Manchester United.
The England captain was trapped in-between United’s Phil Jones and Victor Lindelof that resulted in the ankle injury.
He has suffered an ankle problem and it is no surprise that Pochettino is worried having lost Kane to similar injuries in each of the last two seasons.
Midfielder Moussa Sissoko was also injured on a damaging afternoon for Spurs, whose title ambitions all-but died.
“I think I am worried because we will see what happens with Harry Kane,” Pochettino said.
“I think Moussa is only a small thing but we will see, we need to assess Harry Kane.
“At the end I think he suffered a big tackle and twisted his ankle and now we need to assess him over the next few days, hoping it is not a big issue.”
If Kane is off for long, Spurs will be short of attacking options ahead of tough games, as Son Heung-min will be away for international duty, Lucas Moura injured, while Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen will leave the club this month.
Kane never came through the mixed zone after full-time as he was selected for a post-match test, so it was unclear how heavily he was walking or whether he had a foot brace on or needed crutches.
Sissoko’s first-half injury was another blow for Spurs as they conceded less than two minutes after he hobbled off.
It looked like a hamstring problem, which the Frenchman tried to play through, but it was in fact a groin injury.
“No it was groin, a small thing in his groin. Let’s hope it is not a big issue too,” Pochettino added.