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Harry Kane suffers left hamstring tear, out indefinitely

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An update, but a maddeningly obtuse one.

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We have been waiting for an update on Harry Kane, and now we’ve got one, but it’s not the one we wanted, nor does it give a whole lot of information.

Tottenham Hotspur posted a short news item on Kane on the official club website, announcing that Harry has a confirmed tear of his left hamstring, sustained in the second half of Spurs’ 1-0 loss at Southampton on Saturday. The two sentence statement goes on to say that he will undergo treatment with the club’s medical staff who will continue to monitor him going forward.

That’s it.

It’s maddeningly obtuse — the club’s not going to give the game away about how long he might be out in this latest injury, which is frustrating, but also completely understandable. I’m not a doctor and don’t play one on TV either, but it wouldn’t surprise me if Kane is out for at least a month, possibly longer. That means that the striker position is most likely going to be filled by a combination of Son Heung-Min, who recently returned from a 3-match suspension, Lucas Moura, and possibly (maybe) Troy Parrott.

Tottenham’s next match is this Sunday at Middlesbrough in the FA Cup, and they play home to Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday, January 11.

Update: According to Dave Hytner in the Guardian, Kane’s injury is a “serious tear,” which I take to mean probably a grade 3, and Kane will not return to before March. Yikes.