Tottenham have this evening confirmed that the hamstring injury picked up by Harry Kane last week is set to force the striker to go under the knife.
Spurs fall at Southampton
Jose Mourinho’s men visited St. Mary’s last Wednesday afternoon, for a Premier League meeting with Southampton.
The north Londoners headed into the clash in search of a bounce-back performance, after being held to a disappointing 2-2 draw by bottom-of-the-table Norwich in their preceding outing.
When the 90 minutes were said and done, however, Spurs failed to get back on track.
A dismal performance on the part of the visitors eventually saw Southampton emerge with all 3 points.
A solitary Danny Ings strike with 17 minutes on the clock proved the difference between the sides, as Tottenham’s top-4 hopes were dealt a blow.
The result at St. Mary’s last week, however, was far from the only concern for the Lilywhites.
After Tanguy Ndombele was forced off early on, Harry Kane followed suit 20 minutes from time.
The English international stretched to get on the end of a Spurs free-kick into the hosts’ box, and actually managed to find the net.
However, Kane immediately pulled up clutching his hamstring, before limping straight down the tunnel at Carrow Road.
Adding insult to injury was the fact that the striker’s goal was disallowed for offside.
And, on the back of an anxious wait, it was subsequently confirmed last Friday that Kane was set for a spell on the sidelines, with a torn hamstring.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 3, 2020
As outlined above, though, a further update has this evening been forthcoming on Spurs’ captain.
And it is yet more bad news for both Kane and the north Londoners.
In an official announcement across the club’s social media platforms, Tottenham have confirmed that Kane ‘will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring.’
As such, the 26-year-old is expected to be sidelined until April.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 9, 2020