Tottenham Hotspur fans have been holding their breath since Sunday (seriously, breathe!) as they wait for news concerning Harry Kane’s ankle. There’s been tons of speculation already ranging from television commentators who are hyperbolically wondering if Kane might miss the World Cup this summer to Twitter doctors hinting that because someone said “twisted ankle” instead of “ligament strain” that he could return in a couple of weeks.
The truth? We still have no idea. The Guardian is reporting that Kane has yet to even have a scan on his ankle as the swelling has not yet gone down, and that no prognosis will be made until that happens.
Kane injured his right ankle — the third time he’s injured the same ankle in a year — in the 24th minute of Tottenham’s 4-1 win at Bournemouth on Sunday. He appeared to roll it in a collision with Cherries keeper Asmir Begovic, and it looked pretty nasty.
The last time Kane injured that ankle he was out for six weeks and missed ten matches. This time, Spurs have three weeks until they play their next Premier League match, meaning that he’ll without question miss this Sunday’s FA Cup quarterfinal against Swansea, as well as England’s friendlies during the international break.
Hey, it’s okay to be scared. This is a critical part of the season for Tottenham and it looks like they’ll have to do a good chunk of it without their talismanic striker and leading scorer. The only think we can do is wait for news, and also ship containers of horse placenta and deer antler spray to Hotspur Way.