Spurs wait on Kane injury

Spurs wait on Kane injury

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was today expected to learn the full extent of Harry Kane's ankle injury.

Kane scored the winner, his second goal of the season, in a 1-0 victory over Sunderland on Sunday but had to be carried off on a stretcher following a collision with defender Papy Djilobodji.

The 23-year-old was later seen leaving White Hart Lane on crutches and wearing a protective boot on his right foot.

"We will assess him. It was tough, he twisted the ankle," Pochettino said.

"Now he feels pain and we see tomorrow. It's painful and we need to wait.

"I'm sure there may be a problem with his ligaments but it's difficult to assess today. We need to wait."

Kane would most likely have been rested anyway for the EFL Cup match against Gillingham on Wednesday but Spurs travel to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League next week, between Premier League games against Middlesbrough and Manchester City.

A longer lay-off could also mean the forward misses England's World Cup qualifying fixtures against Malta on October 8 and Slovenia three days later.