If you were eagerly waiting for news about Harry Kane’s injury to drop sometime today, I’m afraid you’re going to have to wait a bit longer. Sky Sports is reporting today that Kane is set to undergo a scan of his injured ankle on Tuesday due to the amount of swelling.
Kane was injured just minutes into Tottenham Hotspur’s comprehensive 6-0 win over Millwall in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup on Sunday. Millwall defender Jake Cooper scissored Kane’s legs in a challenge, rolling his ankle and sending him to the sidelines for lengthy treatment.
Kane eventually got up and limped off down the tunnel under his own power. For what it’s worth, that’s a better outcome than the last time he injured that ankle in October, when he was stretchered off against Sunderland.
Mauricio Pochettino said that the injury looked “similar” to the Sunderland injury, which kept him out of the lineup for ten matches.
While Spurs are awaiting further news as to the extent of Kane’s injury, they’ll need to consider a backup option. Reserve striker Vincent Janssen scored his first goal from open play in the waning moments of yesterday’s match, and Son Heung-Min has also played striker on numerous occasions this season.