The games Harry Kane will miss after Tottenham confirm ankle injury

Tottenham have suffered a huge blow to their hopes this season as Harry Kane has been ruled out until early March with an ankle ligament injury.

The England striker suffered the injury in the closing stages of Sunday’s defeat to Manchester United at Wembley.

“Following preliminary assessments, we can confirm that Harry Kane has damaged ligaments in his left ankle, sustained during Sunday's match,” a short statement from Spurs read.

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“He will continue to be monitored by our medical staff as he commences rehabilitation and is expected to return to training in early March.”

Kane is expected to miss around 10 games for Spurs, including the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash against Borussia Dortmund as well as the EFL Cup Final - providing Spurs reach it, of course.

The forward could potentially return for the north London derby on March 2 should he make a quicker-than-expected recovery, which has been the case with his two previous ankle ligament injuries.

Tottenham are already down one forward with Hueng-min Son, Kane’s regular stand-in up front, away on international duty with South Korea at the Asian Cup.

The games Kane is expected to miss

  • Fulham (A) – Premier League – January 20

  • Chelsea (A) – EFL Cup – January 24

  • Crystal Palace (A) – FA Cup – January 27

  • Watford (H) – Premier League – January 30

  • Newcastle (H) – Premier League – February 2

  • Leicester (H) – Premier League – February 10

  • Borussia Dortmund (H) – Champions League – February 13

  • Burnley – Premier League (A) – February 23

  • League Cup Final – February 25*

  • Chelsea – Premier League (A) – February 27

* Providing Spurs beat Chelsea in their semi-final clash on January 24.