It looks like new manager Jose Mourinho will have to do without his forefront man, Harry Kane, as he is set to be missing in action for eight weeks due to an hamstring injury. The Tottenham Captain sustained the injury in the process of scoring an offside goal at St Mary’s.
While the boss, Jose Mourinho, admits he is bracing himself for ‘bad news’ on Harry Kane’s hamstring injury. Tottenham are awaiting definitive confirmation on how long Kane will be sidelined after he limped out of their 1-0 defeat at Southampton on New Year’s Day. Striker Kane had some initial scans on Thursday and was undergoing further tests today.
Kane, who is often described as ‘irreplaceable’ by his manager, could be out for anything between three to eight weeks depending on the severity of the damage.
Speaking on the strikers condition, Mourinho said, “ I don’t know yet [how long Kane is out for]. I think maybe later today we have news but if you ask me just my feeling good news or bad news I’m more on bad news than good news that’s my feeling [from] what the player felt, Harry Kane leaving a match the way he did it. He didn’t think twice, didn’t take him two seconds to realise the severity of the situation.”
When asked if the Striker would be back in time for their FA Cup match and the severity of the injury, Mourinho added, “ With some of the opinions from the medical department before the results of the test, I don’t think we are going to have good news. But the reason why we are here is because of the beautiful FA Cup and in relation to that we can say no Boro for Harry Kane. A grade one tear would see Kane out for around three weeks while a more serious grade two tear could keep Kane out for up to eight weeks.”
Kane is a guaranty rule out for Spurs FA Cup third round tie against Middlesbrough, making Heung-Min Son’s return from suspension timely.
Asked if Spurs have enough cover if Kane is out for an extended period, Mourinho added, “We have what we have. That’s the squad that started the pre-season in this case that’s the squad we are having in the season. Everyone knows again the importance of Harry in the squad, I think irreplaceable if you think about one player by one player, irreplaceable, but we have to try solutions in relation to the players we have.”