Bournemouth 1-4 Tottenham
Tottenham ran out 4-1 winners at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday afternoon despite their leading scorer, Harry Kane, leaving the pitch with an ankle injury after just 34 minutes.
Bournemouth took the lead early on through Junior Stanislas but Spurs responded emphatically scoring 4 goals through Dele Alli, Heung-Min Son (2) and Serge Aurier.
Despite claiming three points down in the south coast, the victory will be marred by the injury sustained by Harry Kane.
Kane has scored 35 goals in 39 games this season for Tottenham and has, as per usual, been Spurs’ most vital player this season.
Kane was injured after a collision with the Bournemouth goalkeeper, Asmir Begovic. The Tottenham forward’s ankle was trapped under Begovic’s body and he was unable to continue.
How long is Kane out for?
The Mirror reported that Kane will be out of action until May.
However David Hytner of the Guardian responded quickly stating that the information was false and Kane has had no scan which means that no return date could possibly have been set.
Kane has not had his scan today. Still waiting for swelling to subside #thfc
— David Hytner (@DaveHytner) March 13, 2018
Kane’s ankle history
Kane has sustained previous injuries to the same ankle. The 24 year old has twice injured the ligaments in his right ankle and looks to have the same problem yet again this time around.
His first injury ruled him out for 10 matches whereas Kane was out for less than 4 weeks when he injured his ankle for the second time.
What does this mean for Tottenham and England?
Kane has won the Premier League’s golden boot in each of the last two seasons but could miss out on the award this season if he is ruled out for too long. Kane currently leads the scoring charts with 24 goals, equal with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero is just 3 goals behind with 21.
Kane will almost certainly miss Spurs’ FA Cup quarter final clash against Swansea this Saturday. The FA Cup is Tottenham’s best chance of silverware this season.
If Kane is out until May, he will miss England’s friendlies against Italy and Holland as well as Tottenham’s fixtures against Swansea, Chelsea, Stoke, Man City, Brighton and Watford.