Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur will be without their impressive striker Harry Kane for the rest of the month of March. The club has confirmed that the England international will be sidelined until sometime in April.
Kane, who has scored 35 goals for the club this term, and has been the leading goalscorer in the league for two seasons, will likely lose the Premier League golden boot to his fierce rival Mohammed Salah of Liverpool – although Robert Lewandowski is also banging them in the German leagues. He injured himself last Sunday in the game against Bournemouth. He collided with keeper Asmir Begovic as he tapped in a cross, which was later ruled offside.
The 24-year old was a major doubt for the rest of the season and for England’s World Cup hopes. However, Spurs have calmed the fears with their statement. The player will miss some crucial games for Spurs, as they fight for the Top Four. He will sit out the FA quarterfinals against Swansea this weekend and two friendly games for England as they prepare for the World Cup.
Meanwhile, Lewandowski is on top form this season, having nothced 28 goals in just 27 appearances so far – settong him well ahead of most strikers in Europe. His goals for Bayern have proved to be crucial in helping them top the Bundesliga table.
The same injury sidelined the player for up to ten games last year when Spurs faced Millwall in the FA Cup quarterfinal. He was out for four weeks and it seems it would take as much time again.
Spurs scored through Dele Alli, Heung-Min Son, and Serge Aurier against Bournemouth. Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen and the rest of the team would need to rise to the occasion in the absence of their star man. While Kane is expected to resume training next month, his exact return depends on his quick recovery.
However, he should be fit to help Spurs finish the season well and play some friendlies and feature for England at the World Cup in Russia – which no ministers and Royal Family will be attending. With Russia 2018 just a matter of weeks away, England fans will be hoping that he makes s speedy recovery.