HARRY KANE reportedly fears he could be out for at least a month as he waits for the swelling on his ankle to go down.
The Tottenham forward, 25, limped off the pitch injured following Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester United.
Kane’s ankle was too swollen for the Tottenham medical staff to examine it properly straight after the match.
But the England captain is expected to discover the extent of the injury when he undergoes a scan today.
According to The Guardian, Kane fears he could miss the first leg of the Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund next month.
But Spurs, who are third in the Premier League table, are yet to put a timescale on his absence.
Kane will miss the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea, the FA Cup tie with Crystal Palace and league games against Fulham, Watford, Newcastle and Leicester if he is out for four weeks.
His absence will come as a huge blow for Tottenham’s title hopes, with the club just four points behind league leaders Liverpool.
The striker had an ankle injury last year and missed 10 games the season before with a similar issue on the same ankle.
He has been in sublime form for Spurs this season, with 14 goals in 22 Premier League matches.
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After the match, boss Mauricio Pochettino said: “We will assess him.
“It was a bad tackle in the last moment. It wasn’t their intention but it was a bad tackle.
“He is a little bit swollen and we need to assess it in the next few days. I hope it is not a big issue.
“It is worrying because we are going to lose [Heung-Min] Son to the Asian Cup, and if Harry Kane suffers some issue it is going to be a massive problem.”
Pochettino could be forced to call Fernando Llorente up to the first-team with Son expected to be away until the end of January.
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