Losing Harry Kane to a potentially season-ending injury is the stuff of nightmares for Spurs fans.
And that’s exactly what might’ve just happened in their Champions League clash against Man City this evening.
With the game poised at 0-0 after 55 minutes, Kane clattered into a 50/50 challenge against City’s Fabian Delph right by the touchline and appeared to come off second-best, clutching his left ankle in the direct aftermath.
It was enough to force Mauricio Pochettino into making an instant substitution, with Kane left to hobble straight down the tunnel with the help of Spurs’ physios.
It doesn’t look good, does it?
Unfortunately, Kane has a history of lengthy ankle injuries.
He missed over a month of action back in January when he tore his ankle ligaments in Spurs’ loss to Man United. He also missed games last season AND the season before with ankle problems.
But perhaps the most annoying thing about this particular injury is that he really didn’t need to go into the tackle with Delph.
At the time, it didn’t look like much, but the force of Kane’s follow-through clearly irked Delph – with Kane’s England teammate visibly angered by his reaction.
It all happened in a matter of seconds, but it could be a season-defining moments for Pochettino’s side.