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Jose Mourinho provides update on Harry Kane after double ankle injury


Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has predicted star striker Harry Kane could be ruled out for “a few weeks” after being injured. both ankles during Thursday night’s Premier League clash with Liverpool.

Spurs are awaiting tests to find out the full extent of the damage, the first problem to receive a tackle from Liverpool’s Thiago Alcantara, but Kane has a history of ankle ligament issues that have already put him at risk. away for weeks at a time repeatedly. .

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Kane was eliminated by Thiago for the first ankle problem | Marc Atkins / Getty Images

The England captain had two periods of inactivity in 2018/19, as well as an absence of one month in 2017/18 and two more of at least one month during the 2016/17 campaign.

Losing Kane to a similar problem again would be a big blow for Spurs as he has scored 12 goals and provided 11 assists in the Premier League alone this season. Only Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has scored more, as he leads the league in the assists table.

“Two ankles, the first one was a bad tackle it was Thiago, the second one I didn’t know,” Mourinho told BBC Radio 5 Live after the 3-1 loss.

“But two injuries to both ankles, the second was worse than the first. [He could be out] a few weeks, I don’t know. There are some players you cannot replace. “

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Kane could now be missing for several weeks | Marc Atkins / Getty Images

Mourinho, who was replaced at half-time by Erik Lamela, said it revealed that a player of Kane’s importance needed to be taken out when Spurs fell behind.

“For Harry, leaving a game with the team losing is not an injury. There are some players you cannot replace. When it happens it happens, but I think we have to fight it, there is nothing else we can do, ”the Spurs boss explained in other comments posted by BBC Sport.

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