Tottenham Hotspur cannot rely on Harry Kane for the time being. The leader of 'Spurs' has suffered a crack in his hamstring, reports the club from London on Friday.
Kane injured himself on Wednesday on New Year's Day in the league match against Southampton. After 75 minutes the striker slipped a cross from the flank, after which he immediately grabbed his left hamstring. The goal was also rejected due to offside. Even without Kane, the team of manager José Mourinho could not avert a 1-0 defeat against 'The Saints'.
The injury of Kane, who is club top scorer with eleven goals in twenty matches, is a loss for Tottenham Hutspur, Mourinho acknowledged earlier on Friday. "Everyone knows who he is, what he is and what he means to the team, the fans and the club. His qualities, the automatisms that are present in the team with him; with every minute he doesn't make, we miss him."
Exactly how long Kane is out of circulation, Tottenham Hotspur does not state in the statement. English media mention a recovery time of four to six weeks. In any case, Kane should miss out on the top match against Liverpool on January 11.
Manager José Mourinho hands a pat on the back to Harry Kane, who feels his left hamstring. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Twelve injuries around the holidays
The injury of the 45-time English international is a new injury case in the Premier League in the schedule around the holidays. A total of twelve players were injured in recent weeks, nine of them on New Year's Day. The duel with Southampton was Kane's fourth game in an eleven-day period.
Earlier Mourinho called the busy program "a crime". He received support from colleagues Jürgen Klopp (Liverpool), Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) and Steve Bruce (Newcastle United) in recent days.
Tottenham Hotspur will play again on Sunday. Londoners will visit Middlesbrough in the third round of the FA Cup, which will reach the second highest level in England.
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