While Tottenham Hotspur will be celebrating Sunday’s 1 – 0 victory over Sunderland the win came at the cost of a serious ankle injury for Harry Kane who left White Hart Lane on crutches after the match and will need further tests on his ankle
Kane will take some solace in the fact that it was him that scored the winning goal, a close-range finish in the 59th minute after a mistake from Sunderland’s centre back Papy Djilobodji. It was his second goal in two Premier League games and suggested a return to form for the England international player.
Unfortunately he went down in the final stages of the game after a sliding challenge from Djilobodji and was taken off the pitch on a stretcher. Kane was later seen leaving the football stadium on crutches and wearing a protective boot on his right foot.
According to Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino Kane will be undergoing tests this week to determine the severity of the injury and how long he will be out of action for.
Pochettino said that he’s, “happy for him, but disappointed with his injury. The image was a little bit tough, but we need to assess tomorrow. We hope it’s not a big issue for us.”
As well as losing Kane to injury the team also lost Mousa Dembele, who was making his return after a six-game suspension, and Eric Dier, both of them left the field holding their hamstrings.
However, Pochettino has said that they’re injuries are not severe and that the two players are simply suffering from cramps and will be available to play in the upcoming games.
Spurs victory saw them climb to third in the Premier League table and their next League match is against Middlesbrough on Saturday.