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Harry Kane ‘out until May’ with World Cup dream under real threat

The Spurs striker damaged ankle ligaments for the third time in 18 months against Bournemouth at the weekend

Remember those faint World Cup hopes we had, yeah?

Forget them.

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Is somebody chopping onions?

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Is somebody chopping onions?

Because our only hope in hell of glory in Russia this summer is likely to be completely devoid of match sharpness.

That’s according to The Mirror, who claim that Harry Kane will be out until May and faces a desperate battle to be fit for the World Cup as a result.

Kane damaged his ankle ligaments for the third time in 18 months against Bournemouth at the weekend and was seen leaving the ground on crutches.

Yep, pretty serious

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Yep, pretty serious

The Spurs goal machine missed seven weeks from the same injury in September 2016 and a month again earlier this season, and their medical team believe this incident is similar to the former in severity.

It means for club he is likely to miss at least four Premier League games, the FA Cup quarter-final with Swansea and a semi-final should they make it that far.

And for country the news Kane will be way off his true sharpness when World Cup preparations start hotting up.

That’ll do it

That’ll do it

Just what Gareth Southgate would have wanted.

Kane has 35 goals in all competitions this season and leads the Premier League scoring charts alongside Mo Salah.

He has also scored four goals in his last four England games and is probably our only truly world class player.



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