Tottenham captain Harry Kane has been ruled out until April owing to a hamstring injury he picked against Southampton in a 1-0 loss last week.
The England striker will undergo a surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring and will miss as many as 10 Premier League games, which includes two home games against Manchester City and Manchester United and a trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea. This also follows both the legs of Tottenham’s Round of 16 ties of the Champions League against RB Leipzig.
"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," Spurs said in a statement.
"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.
6 - In the last six Premier League matches that Harry Kane has played no part in for Tottenham Hotspur, they have picked up just five points (W1 D2 L3) and scored only four goals, despite attempting 80 shots (5% conversion rate). Hamstrung. pic.twitter.com/GG3R243f12— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 3, 2020
"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, however, will be back some two months before the start of EURO 2020.
As far as Tottenham are concerned, manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed the club will not sign any replacement in the January transfer window.
"In this moment it is not going to be, 'Harry, Harry, Harry, Harry'. We have what we have and we stick with them. The boys did what they can, you cannot transform Lucas or Son into a number nine like Harry Kane,” said Mourinho.
Spurs have done decently without their talisman in the past, but if statistics are anything to go by, there remains a cause of concern. Back in April 2019 when he suffered an ankle injury, they won just three of their nine games.
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