Tottenham were held to a 2-2 draw in their Premier League clash against Everton on Friday, suffering another setback in their bid for a top-four finish. However, to make matters worse for the North London side, star striker Harry Kane limped off the pitch in the final stages at Goodison Park after sustaining an apparent ankle injury. The England captain is now a doubt for the Carabao Cup final against Man City on Sunday, April 25.
Harry Kane's double at Goodison Park put him clear at the top in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot award as the Spurs forward took his tally to 21 for the season. The star striker was at his lethal best against the Toffees and helped Tottenham salvage a draw after Gylfi Sigurdsson's brace. However, Tottenham now face an anxious wait to discover the severity of Harry Kane’s ankle injury after he hobbled off the field in second-half injury time.
Kane suffered a knock to his ankle in the final few minutes of the game at Goodison Park and was substituted in injury time. Kane was shaking his head as he walked gingerly towards the tunnel at the final whistle. Reports from The Mail have claimed that damaging ankle ligaments often requires surgery, but it is a positive sign that Kane was able to walk off the pitch. However, it is believed that he should still require “two or three weeks” rest. This means that he could well miss next weekend’s Carabao Cup final against Man City.
ð£"I think it is too early, let me be optimistic and believe it is nothing serious."— José Mourinho Daily (@JoseMourFan) April 16, 2021
Jose Mourinho gives an update on Tottenham striker Harry Kane's injury pic.twitter.com/quabJ1leBN
It was also noted that Kane has shown that he can recover quicker than others in the past but he will not be able to have an injection to help with his recovery. While speaking to reporters after the game, Jose Mourinho (now sacked by Tottenham) said, “I don’t really know much. I don’t have much to say. I don’t want to be stupidly optimistic. At the moment I don’t know." Kane has scored 31 goals in all competitions for Spurs this season and has been in phenomenal goalscoring form for the London outfit once again this season.
Pep Guardiola's Man City will lock horns with Tottenham at Wembley on Sunday, April 25 in the Carabao Cup final. The game is scheduled to commence at 4:30 PM BST (9:00 PM IST).