Tottenham's Kane out until end of April

Tottenham's Kane out until end of April

According to a report from The Mirror, Kane will miss matches late into April with his third ankle ligament injury since the start of the 2016-17 season.

Adrian Kajumba of the Daily Mirror reported Tuesday Kane has been ruled out "until May and faces a desperate battle to be fully fit" for this summer's tournament in Russian Federation.

Remember those faint World Cup hopes we had, yeah?

When Kane was injured twice with the same problem last season, he missed seven weeks from September, then just over three weeks from March.

This time, Spurs have three weeks until they play their next Premier League match, meaning that he'll without question miss this Sunday's FA Cup quarterfinal against Swansea, as well as England's friendlies during the worldwide break.

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He left the ground on crutches and had to postpone a scan due to the amount of swelling.

He will then miss the semi-finals if they win and four league fixtures after the global break, a potential top four decider against Chelsea and further clashes with Stoke, Manchester City and Brighton.

Spurs have a league clash against Newcastle to reschedule, while their trip to Brighton on Friday April 20 would also get postponed if they reach the FA Cup's last four.

Southgate is set to name his next England squad for the friendlies against Holland and Italy at 2pm on Thursday.

Both Southgate and Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will be praying Kane's recovery is more in line with when he hurt his ankle for the second time, against Millwall previous year, but recovered much faster than expected.