Harry Kane injury: Tottenham forward risks multiple long-term absences EVERY season, says Tony Cascarino
Tottenham forward Harry Kane has been told he faces lengthy spells out injured every season unless he alters the way he challenges opposition players.
Kane, the England captain, could be out for the remainder of the season having picked up another injury during Tottenham’s Champions League defeat of Manchester City.
The 25-year-old appeared to roll his left ankle during a clash with Fabian Delph, the Manchester City defender, which resulted in him leaving the pitch before walking out the stadium on crutches while wearing a protective boot.
Mauricio Pochettino, the Tottenham manager, admitted after the match that Kane may have suffered ligament damage to his ankle, the same injury which kept him sidelined for around a month earlier this year.
Kane missed eight matches due to the issue between January and February, and, if the injury is relating to his ankle, it becomes a worrying trend for the striker.
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This will be the fifth time Kane has been ruled out due to an ankle injury, and the Tottenham star has been warned he risks multiple absences every season if he doesn’t change his ways.
Tony Cascarino believes Kane was at fault for the injury he picked up against City due to way he challenged Delph, and the former Chelsea and Republic of Ireland forward has told the striker to cut these type of tackles out of his game – for his own good.
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In the Times, Cascarino writes: “Harry Kane appeared to suffer quite a bad ankle injury in a challenge with Fabian Delph near the touchline but it was a challenge that the Tottenham player should not have been making.
“It’s fine for a striker to move across to the flanks to block clearances by full backs – it was one of my responsibilities throughout my career, after all – but Kane should not be lunging in while doing that.
“He should just be covering and standing up rather than jumping in.
“He has a history of ankle problems and if he continues to make challenges like that he will be suffering a couple of long injury absences each season.”
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