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England skipper Kane out until April with hamstring injury

England skipper Kane out until April with hamstring injury

FOOTBALL: Harry Kane will be sidelined until April after Tottenham revealed the England captain needs surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring.

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Sunday 12 January 2020, 09:30AM


Harry Kane leaves the field with a hamstring injury that will keep the England skipper out until April. Photo: AFP

Harry Kane leaves the field with a hamstring injury that will keep the England skipper out until April. Photo: AFP

Kane suffered the injury while taking a shot during Tottenham's Premier League defeat at Southampton on New Year's Day and limped away from St Mary's on crutches.

“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,” a Tottenham statement said on Thursday (Jan 9).

“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 scored 27 goals in 31 appearances for club and country this season and his loss is a huge setback for Tottenham, who had initially hoped their talismanic striker would be back by late February.

The 26-year-old will be absent from a host of key fixtures, including Tottenham's Champions League last-16 ties against RB Leipzig and domestic games against Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United among others.

“Head up. Tough times don't last, tough people do,” Kane had tweeted two days after the injury.

It is the latest fitness problem to rock Kane after a series of ankle problems in recent seasons.

'We're going to miss him'

Speaking after the Southampton match, Mourinho, who didn't know the extent of the injury at that point, couldn't hide how much Tottenham would miss Kane.

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“Everybody knows who he is, what he is, what he means for the team, the fans, the club,” he said.

“His quality, the routines that the team has playing with him, every minute of every game he doesn't play we miss, so every match that he doesn't play we're going to miss him.”

It is another injury issue for Mourinho to deal with after Moussa Sissoko was also sidelined until April following knee surgery.

Hugo Lloris is currently recovering from injury, while Tanguy Ndombele, Danny Rose and Ben Davies are also sidelined.

With Kane out, Mourinho is likely to try to land a striker in the January transfer window and Tottenham have already been linked with AC Milan forward Krzysztof Piatek and Borussia Dortmund's Paco Alcacer.

The Tottenham boss deployed South Korea winger Son Heung-min in the central striker's role for last weekend's FA Cup draw at Middlesbrough.

Kane's injury is also a setback for England as they prepare for the European Championship later this year.

England are due to play friendlies against Italy and Denmark in March and boss Gareth Southgate will now be without his captain for those warm-up games.

If Kane's rehabilitation goes well, he should be back in time to lead England into Euro 2020.

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