Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted it will be ‘difficult’ for Harry Kane to play for the club again this season after he suffered a significant lateral ligament injury’ to his left ankle.
The England striker came out on the wrong end of a robust challenge from his international team-mate Fabian Delph in Tuesday night’s Champions League clash against Manchester City.
“He was so upset after the game, it was a difficult moment for him,” Tottenham boss Pochettino said ahead of his side’s home match against already relegated Huddersfield on Saturday.
“We feel so disappointed and it was difficult to accept the situation,” he added
When asked about the present condition he said “He is now much better, he had the scan yesterday and he needs to see the specialist next week. He is in a good place because he is a positive guy.
“It is a little bit sad but he is looking forward to recovering as soon as possible.”
Surgeon Mark Davies, a leading specialist at the London Foot and Ankle Centre, who has operated on Premier League footballers, said Kane may have to consider surgery on his injured ankle.
“At some point, I think they would think about doing something surgically to stabilize the ligament,” Davies told Britain’s Press Association.
“He’s not that old, he could do with a stable ankle if he wants to carry on playing long term without it happening again,” he added.
Spurs midfielder Dele Alli also fractured his left hand during Tuesday’s match.
Pochettino is hopeful Alli will be fit for the second leg but admits the England international is unlikely to face Huddersfield.
“I am more optimistic for him to be available for Manchester City in the second leg.”