Harry Kane to return in April after damaging ankle ligaments


The Premier League's leading scorer this season damaged ankle ligaments for the third time in 18 months on Sunday for Tottenham against Bournemouth.

After the game, manager Mauricio Pochettino admitted he was "concerned" by the issue, sparking fears that Kane's club season could be over, while his participation in England's World Cup campaign in Russian Federation was also thrown into doubt.

The England worldwide hobbled off in the first half of Spurs' 4-1 win at Bournemouth on Sunday after colliding with goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, and he left the Vitality Stadium on crutches and wearing a protective boot.

(Files) Tottenham Hotspur's English striker Harry Kane lies on the floor after being fouled during the football match against Watford at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, on December 2, 2017.

He left the ground on crutches and had to postpone a scan due to the amount of swelling.

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Harry Kane is out until May and faces a desperate battle to be fully fit for the World Cup.

The 24-year-old will also miss England's upcoming friendlies against Netherlands and Italy in a blow to Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate.

Tottenham return to action against Swansea in the FA Cup at the weekend without their talisman.

Spurs have a league clash against Newcastle to reschedule, while their trip to Brighton on Friday April 20 would also get postponed if they reach the FA Cup's last four.