Will Harry Kane's injury cost Tottenham their Top 4 spot?

Will Harry Kane's injury cost Tottenham their Top 4 spot?

Harry Kane is set to be on the sidelines until May and could struggle to make the World Cup, according to reports.

Kane sustained an ankle ligament problem for the third time in 18 months during Tottenham's 4-1 win at Bournemouth on Sunday.

Should Spurs' fears prove correct, the striker would miss the FA Cup quarter-final, four Premier League fixtures and England's two worldwide friendlies later this month.

The latest injury occurred after a collision with Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic in the first half of Spurs' win at the Vitality Stadium.

Kane will also miss England's two friendlies this month against Holland and Italy, with manager Gareth Southgate names his squad for that double-header on Thursday, March 14.

Official confirmation is still yet to come from Spurs on the period of time that Kane will likely miss but the Daily Mirror claims that he will be ruled out until the end of April.

But, depending on their FA Cup progress and the dates fixtures get rearranged for, he could have two bonus opportunities to build up his fitness ahead of the World Cup.

It was said Kane could be out until the end of April, which would be a major blow to Tottenham's hopes of finishing in the Premier League's top four and winning the FA Cup.

Spurs planned to send him for a scan on the injury on Monday but that was put back as his ankle was too swollen to assess properly.

A long lay-off will also seriously hurt Spurs who have already lost him for Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final at Swansea.

The injury could also keep the England worldwide out of the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup in the summer.

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