Harry Kane out for weeks after injuring ankles – Mourinho

Tottenham’s Harry Kane could be out for a “few weeks” after injuring both ankles in the Premier League defeat by Liverpool, says his boss Jose Mourinho.

Kane, 27, needed treatment on his left ankle after landing awkwardly following a challenge with Jordan Henderson.

The England captain also hurt his right ankle in an earlier challenge with Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara.

The striker, who has a history of ankle issues, continued before being replaced by Erik Lamela at half-time.

“The second injury was worse than the first one,” said Mourinho. “He was coping with one but couldn’t cope with both.

“For Harry to leave a game when the team is losing is not a nothing injury.

“There are some players you can’t replace. When it happens it happens, but I believe we have to fight against it, we cannot do anything else.”

Kane has spent considerable time on the sidelines with a number of serious ankle injuries in recent seasons.

The striker was ruled out for two significant spells in the second half of the 2018-19 season, missing seven games when he damaged ligaments in his left ankle in January 2019 and then nine more matches with a lateral ligament injury sustained in April.

In 2017-18 he missed a month with a similar injury to the right ankle, and endured separate absences of six and four weeks during the 2016-17 campaign. BBC

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