(Video) Triple Tottenham injury blow: Spurs lose three players in Sunderland win as Harry Kane does serious ankle damage

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Tottenham Hotspur climbed to third place in the Premier League table on Sunday courtesy of a 1-0 win over Sunderland at White Hart Lane.

However, that victory came at a cost as three Spurs players had to be substituted with injury issues.

Midfielders Mousa Dembele and Eric Dier were taken off with tight hamstrings, before goalscorer Harry Kane exited the arena on a stretcher with a serious-looking ankle problem.

Kane turned his ankle into a very unnatural position, as the video above shows.

Speaking after the game, Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino admitted that Kane had been in pain.

Pochettino was quoted by ESPN as saying: “Kane to be assessed tomorrow. He twisted his ankle and felt pain. It’s difficult to assess and give an opinion. Only we have to wait, to see tomorrow.”

If Kane has damaged ligaments, he will likely be out for more than a month, which would see him miss at least two Champions League games.

Kane left White Hart Lane on crutches.

The news on the other two players is less concerning, with Pochettino adding: “Dier and Dembele only felt cramp in their hamstrings – nothing big.”

Kane’s absence may provide a big opportunity for Dutch summer signing Vincent Janssen to shine as the leader of Tottenham’s attack.

Next up for Spurs is a home games against Gillingham in the EFL Cup on Wednesday, before they travel to Middlesbrough in the Premier League next weekend.

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