January 10 – England captain Harry Kane’s perennial injury jinx has struck again, this time for far longer, leaving his club Tottenham Hotspur reportedly scouring the transfer market for cover.
Kane, who has suffered ankle problems for the last few seasons but has invariably recovered within a few weeks, is to undergo surgery on his hamstring and is not expected to resume training until April, the Premier League club said, confirming Tottenham fans’ worst fears.
Kane has netted 27 goals for Spurs and England this season but suffered a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring during Tottenham’s 1-0 Premier League defeat at Southampton on New Year’s Day.
The news represents a blow for England manager Gareth Southgate, with Kane due to return only two months before Euro 2020, but also for Spurs boss Jose Mourinho, who has also lost midfielder Moussa Sissoko to another long-term injury after undergoing knee surgery.
Kane will now miss England’s friendlies against Italy and Denmark at the end of March as well as string of league and cup games for his club.
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