The Independent London Newspaper
23rd March 2018

OFF THE SHELF: Poch unfazed by Kane injury

    Published: 22 September, 2016

    SPURS boss Mauricio Pochettino refused be drawn on how badly damaged talismanic striker Harry Kane’s ankle injury is.

    He told reporters before the League Cup clash with Gillingham this week that his medical staff had no idea how long Kane would be out for. 

    The forward went over awkwardly towards the end of Saturday’s 1-0 victory against Sunderland at White Hart Lane.

     And scans show he has injured his ankle ligaments, though the club are remaining quiet about the extent of the damage. 

    Reports that Kane could be out for up to eight weeks have not been verified. There is optimism, however, that the striker will be ready to resume his role leading the line in time for the November north London derby at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium. 

    Pochettino said: “We will be looking at the injury each day, we don’t know how long he will be out for. It is impossible to give a time frame at the moment.

    “There have been different  rumours but we just can’t guess. It is impossible to assess it so early. We shall wait and see.” 

    Pochettino added that the enforced break for the forward would show the strength in depth his squad had. 

    He said: “We have a strong squad for this season, players are ready to compete.

     “The game is about the squad and Kane’s injury gives other players the possibility to show their quality, and a chance to compete for places.” 


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