Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed Harry Kane has suffered ankle ligament damage, but insist the severity of the injury is less than the one he picked up earlier in the season.
Kane limped off with just 10 minutes played of Spurs’ 6-0 FA Cup win over Millwall on Sunday after turning his ankle in a challenge with Lions defender Jake Cooper.
The 23-year-old, who has 19 Premier League goals to his name this term, sustained a similar injury against Sunderland in September, but the initial prognosis suggests the complaint is less serious this time round.
“We can confirm that Harry Kane sustained ligament damage to his right ankle in Sunday’s FA Cup win against Millwall,” a club statement read.
“The injury is similar to the one suffered by the forward against Sunderland in September last year, however it is not considered to be as severe.
“Harry will continue to be assessed by out medical staff while he undergoes his rehabilitation at our training centre.”
Kane was sidelined for nine weeks after picking up the first injury against the Black Cats and a similar lay-off could see him miss the remainder of the season.
Spurs are yet to offer any indication of when the 17-time capped England international will return to first team action.
The club are hopeful Kane will be fit for their FA Cup semi-final clash with Chelsea at Wembley on April 22, or the North London derby the following Sunday.