Spurs allay Kane injury fears

15 March 2017 05:29:21 EST

Tottenham are confident that Harry Kane will be able to return to action before the end of the season.

The England international had to be substituted in the opening stages of Spurs' 6-0 FA Cup quarter-final victory against Millwall on Sunday and it was initially feared that he would be set for a lengthy lay-off.

He injured the same ankle that had forced him to miss five Premier League matches in September and October but an upbeat statement from the club read: "We can confirm that Harry Kane sustained ligament damage to his right ankle during Sunday's FA Cup win against Millwall.

"The injury is similar to the one suffered by the forward against Sunderland in Sept last year, however it is not considered to be as severe.

"Harry will continue to be assessed by our medical staff while he undergoes his rehabilitation at our Training Centre."

The 23-year-old will almost certainly miss England's friendly in Germany on 22nd March and the World Cup qualifier against Lithuania four days later.

Kane has scored 19 Premier League goals so far this season and Spurs will be hoping he will have recovered in time to feature in next month's FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea at Wembley.

Spurs, 1212/1 to win the FA Cup outright, entertain Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday and can be backed at 8/1 to beat Saints 2-1 and at 7/1 to win the White Hart Lane clash from behind.

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