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Tottenham’s Harry Kane to miss 8 weeks with ankle ligament damage

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Considering the nature of the injury, that’s almost a best-case scenario.

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Tottenham Hotspur haven’t made an official announcement about the state of Harry Kane’s injury, but according to the Mirror it’s looking like we should expect him to be sidelined for about two months.

The Mirror’s John Cross is reporting that Kane will miss 8 weeks with ankle ligament damage after a challenge against Sunderland in Spurs’ 1-0 Premier League Win at White Hart Lane. That’s the bad news. The good news is that his ankle isn’t broken, which would’ve resulted in a much longer injury layoff.

So “out 8 weeks” is bad, but “ankle not broken” is definitely good. It means that Kane will be out until probably the middle of November, not including rehab time. That stretch includes league matches at Middlesbrough, vs. Man City, at West Brom, at Bournemouth, vs. Leicester, and probably the first North London Derby at Arsenal. Kane will also miss Champions League matches at CSKA Moscow and Bayer Leverkusen at Wembley.

It also means that Spurs are down to Vincent Janssen and Shayon Harrison as their natural first team strikers, though Son Heung-Min will likely be Janssen’s backup if needed. This is a perfect opportunity for Janssen to make a statement that he belongs in the Premier League, so that’s good for him.

Spurs can survive this, but now’s the time to invest in horse placenta futures.