Harry Kane will be out of play until April with a hamstring injury, Tottenham confirmed. The striker will need to undergo surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring.
England’s captain had problems on New Year’s Day when Tottenham faced Southampton and specialists have advised, after further review of the injury, that surgery is needed.
Harry Kane expected to resume training in April
“Following ongoing assessment by our medical staff over the past week, we can confirm that Harry Kane will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring,” the club statement read.
“The striker suffered the injury during our Premier League fixture against Southampton last week and specialists have advised surgery after further review of the injury. The decision to undergo surgery is not expected to impact the timeframe that the England captain will be sidelined, with the expectation that he will return to training in April.”
Kane has been ever-present for the club this season, scoring 11 goals in 20 games in the Premier League, as well as 6 goals in 5 matches in the Champions League.
This is certainly bad news for Jose Mourinho, who earlier said last week he has a bad feeling about the injury of his captain.
“I’m not great on grades. I’m great on experience and feelings, and again I’m not expecting very good news,” Mourinho said at a press conference last Friday.
As things stand, Son Heung-Min is likely to play on top of Tottenham’s formation, although some fans have called for teenager Troy Parrott to get his chance. Luckily, the January transfer window is open, so Mourinho and his staff could be on the look for a replacement forward.