Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane assured on Wednesday to come back stronger than ever after his ankle injury blow in the Champions League game quarter final.
The 25-year-old expected to miss the rest of the season and potentially even longer after suffering suspected ligament damage against Manchester City.
Kane had to be helped from the pitch after going down in a challenge with Fabian Delph with manager Mauricio Pochettino admitting that he could miss the remainder of the season.
The Argentinian said after the game, “It is so painful. We hope it is not a big issue and try to recover as soon as possible but it doesn't look good.”
The Tottenham striker is expected to undergo a scan before the weekend to determine the extent of the damage but he is determined to look at the positives.
“Gutted to go off injured but every setback is a chance to come back stronger than ever,” Kane tweeted.
“Big finish from the boys to go on and win!”
Kane, who injured ligaments in his left ankle during Tottenham’s Premier League defeat against Manchester United on January 13, returned in February, after missing seven matches.
The England captain, the winner of the Golden Boot at last year’s World Cup, has suffered five ankle injuries in just two-and-a-half years.
In each of the last three incidents Kane recovered ahead of schedule and earlier this year he returned two weeks before expected.
That will give Spurs hope, but Pochettino will have to prepare to be without his top scorer for the remainder of the season.
Pochettino’s side went on to claim a famous quarter final victory in their new home when Son Heung-min scored with 12 minutes remaining ahead of next week’s second leg in Manchester.
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