Harry Kane injury damage – Premier League on Sunday
Harry Kane injury damage (Premier League on Sunday). Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane pounced on a piece of comical defending to secure a 1-0 win over Sunderland in the Premier League on Sunday although he was later wheeled away on a stretcher after suffering an ankle injury.
Kane was handed the winner on a plate in the 59th minute after Papy Djilobodji completely missed the ball in the six-yard box as he tried to clear his lines but the England striker went off in the 87th after turning his ankle making a tackle.
The Tottenham forward was integral to the club’s success last season, scoring 25 goals in 38 Premier League appearances to help Spurs claim a third-place finish, but he’s struggled to rediscover that form this term.
Just as was the case in 2015-16, Kane failed to break his scoring duck early in the season, and it’s actually summer purchase Vincent Janssen who has arguably been the more impressive attacker early on in the campaign.
A reliable striking presence was something the north Londoners long lusted after and finally found in Kane, who also netted 31 goals across all competitions during the 2014-15 campaign.
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Harry Kane injury damage means Tottenham could be without one of their most important players for upcoming fixtures against CSKA Moscow and Manchester City in late September and early October, leaving their domestic and European campaign in some doubt for the time being.
New pressure falls on summer arrival Janssen to fill the void in Kane’s absence, while Tottenham could push South Korea forward Heung-Min Son into the middle as an alternative.