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Football news - Big injury scare for Tottenham Hotspur as Harry Kane limps off with ankle problem

'Massive problem' looming for Spurs as Harry Kane suffers ankle injury
By Eurosport

13/01/2019 at 19:33Updated 13/01/2019 at 20:46

Tottenham Hotspur are facing a huge injury problem after Harry Kane picked up an ankle injury in the 1-0 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday.

Kane picked up the injury in a clash with centre-back Phil Jones and, despite carrying on to full-time, looked in visible pain at full-time.

The England striker and World Cup Golden Boot winner received treatment on the Wembley pitch before hobbling down the tunnel, prompting a concerned reaction from fans and fellow players.

And Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino sounded equally concerned in his post-match media conference, saying:

" We will assess him. It was a bad tackle in the last moment. It wasn't their intention but it was a bad tackle. He is a little bit swollen and we need to assess it in the next few days. I hope it is not a big issue."

Tottenham are already set to lose South Korean forward Heung-Min Son to national team commitments at the Asia Cup over the coming weeks, and Pochettino added that an absence for Kane at a similar time could cause Spurs really issues.

"It is worrying because we are going to lose [Heung-Min] Son to the Asian Cup, and if Harry Kane suffers some issue it is going to be a massive problem," Pochettino said.

Spurs also lost midfielder Moussa Sissoko to a groin injury during the match, but Pochettino isn't as concerned by Sissoko's injury, despite Tottenham already being with midfielders Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama.

" I think Moussa is only a small thing but we will see. It was groin, a small thing in his groin. Let’s hope it is not a big issue too."