Tottenham striker Harry Kane sustained ankle ligament damage last weekend, and will now be in a position to recharge his batteries during his spell on the sidelines.
The 23-year-old scored the winner against Sunderland at White Hart Lane, but went on to twist his ankle later in the encounter and further tests revealed the extent of the damage.
While Spurs aren’t willing to put a timeline on his recovery, he will now likely be set for a spell on the sidelines in order for the injury to heal fully.
That will arguably be a good thing for the England international in the long run and for the rest of the season as it will allow him time to rest after a relentless year or so, which also included featuring at Euro 2016 over the summer.
However, as seen in the graphic below provided by Opta, looking at the Premier League alone, Kane tops the charts in terms of distance covered since the start of last season.
The Tottenham forward has covered 454km in 43 appearances having played 3790 minutes of football in that time, which is significantly more than many other Premier League players.
Watford striker Troy Deeney comes in at second with 407.1km covered in the same number of games, while Leicester City star Jamie Vardy has run 403.8km in 41 outings to complete the top three.
It has been a draining 12 months and more for Kane, and some will even argue that the stress of playing so often and for so long has eventually taken its toll, while it also perhaps played a part in his dip in form recently.
Nevertheless, he will hope to be back in action as soon as possible, with Mauricio Pochettino’s men relying on him to fire in the goals to take them up the table.