Lord Sugar has predicted that Harry Kane’s season could be over after the Tottenham forward was forced off the pitch in the 1-0 win against Manchester City on Tuesday night with an ankle injury.
Fabian Delph’s robust challenge on the Spurs talisman left him unable to finish the Champions League quarter-final showdown at Tottenham’s new stadium – and that has worried former chairman Lord Sugar.
“Kane ankle again. That could be his season over,” he said, via his personal Twitter account on Tuesday night.
Kane ankle again . That could be his season over.
— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) April 9, 2019
IS IT SERIOUS?
It was serious enough for Mauricio Pochettino to substitute Kane off the field straight away and after watching the replay of the incident, you can see why the England captain was in so much pain. Pochettino said after the game, as quoted by the Telegraph, that Kane might have “damaged the ligaments” in his ankle, and that can lead to him having over a month on the sidelines. Kane had a similar injury earlier this season and missed 40 days’ worth of action as a result. If he misses 40 days this time, then that means he won’t play for Tottenham again this season – unless they reach the Champions League final. Tottenham fans should be sweating buckets over the extend of Kane’s injury, because they might not see him again until next season.
WILL TOTTENHAM MISS KANE?
It is worth mentioning that Kane is one of the best strikers in world football and any team would miss a player of his calibre while he is out on the sidelines. However recent history has suggested that that Tottenham will do just fine without their talismanic centre-forward. Kane missed seven games for Spurs earlier this term when he was recovering from an ankle injury. During that time, Spurs were dumped out of the FA Cup and Carabao Cup by Crystal Palace and Chelsea respectively, but they did manage to progress in the Champions League without him and won all four Premier League fixtures. Heung-min Son really stepped up his game while Kane was out, and the South Korea international proved with his winner against Man City on Tuesday that he can fill in for the injury-hit forward. Tottenham will definitely miss Kane, but results might not show that.
Kane has only scored two goals in eight appearances against Man City while Son has also scored two against them, but in just five appearances.