Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that striker Harry Kane hasn’t had a scan on his injured ankle yet as the swelling still needs to go down.
Kane picked up the injury in the win over Sunderland last weekend, but now faces a spell on the sidelines after tweaking his ankle and being forced off the pitch on a stretcher.
It’s been an anxious wait to discover the full extent of the problem, and Pochettino has now revealed that a scan will have to wait until next week to see how long Kane will be out of action for.
“We don’t know when he will be back,” Pochettino said at his press conference on Friday. “We need to assess every day. The ankle is still swollen so we need to wait. We will have another scan next week and then we can assess much better. We’ll know how long the recovery will be then.”
The Spurs boss went on to reiterate that the squad need to be positive without him, and hope that he can make a speedy recovery and return sooner rather than later.
While the England international has been a consistent source of goals for the team in recent times, the responsibility will now fall on summer signing Vincent Janssen to get amongst the goals and ensure that they don’t miss their top-scorer.
Having opened his account for Spurs in the EFL Cup win over Gillingham, it may well have been the boost of confidence that Janssen needed, but Pochettino is keen to avoid putting too much pressure on him as Tottenham prepare to face Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon.