Tottenham Hotspur confirmed the injury to Harry Kane via social media today, corroborating earlier reports in the Mirror and elsewhere that the striker sustained ankle ligament damage during Sunday's 1-0 win over Sunderland at White Hart Lane. Kane twisted his ankle severely while attempting a sliding tackle midway through the second half.
Mauricio on @HKane: "He has injured his ankle ligaments. We will continue to assess him every day but don't want to put a timeframe on it." pic.twitter.com/WdfyezsVA1— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 20, 2016
Earlier reports had suggested that Kane was likely to be out for about eight weeks, putting him in possible contention to return in the first North London Derby match at the Emirates in mid November. Spurs are, officially speaking, taking a more cautious approach and are not issuing a return date. The wording and previous reports suggest that Kane's ankle isn't as severely damaged as it could have been, but that's still not a fun injury to come back from.
Meanwhile, Spurs also updated fans on the status of Mousa Dembele and Eric Dier, both of whom were subbed off against Sunderland with what looked like hamstring tweaks, but which were later described as "cramping."
TEAM NEWS: "We will assess @mousadembele & @ericdier today and see what happens. We're not expecting any big issues." pic.twitter.com/5dfEbN4k5V— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 20, 2016
That suggests that we're almost certainly not going to see either one of them against Gillingham in the EFL Cup match tomorrow, but that they are probably going to be fine for the weekend trip to Middlesbrough this weekend.