Injured Spurs Star To Miss Chelsea Clash But Expected To Return v Arsenal

By on March 15, 2017

Harry Kane is set to miss Tottenham’s FA Cup semi final against Chelsea with an ankle injury but is being lined-up to make a dramatic return against Arsenal, according to the Express.

Kane limped off during the early stages of Tottenham’s 6-0 victory over Millwall in the quarter final’s of the FA Cup on Sunday after rolling his ankle while challenging for the ball.

The injury was similar to the one he suffered to the same ankle during Spurs’ draw with Sunderland back in September which kept him out for seven weeks and there were fears the striker could miss the rest of the season.

The good news for Tottenham is that the injury isn’t as bad as first feared and they now expect Kane to return inside seven weeks but the striker is still set to miss at least six fixtures during a key point in the campaign.

The 23-year-old will now sit out upcoming Premier League games with Southampton, Burnley, Swansea, Watford and Bournemouth while Kane is also expected to miss Tottenham’s huge FA Cup semi final with Chelsea on April 22nd.

However, the Express claim that Spurs are confident their top scorer will be fit to make a dramatic return for the north London derby against Arsenal at White Hart Lane on April 30th.

Coincidentally, Kane made his comeback from his last ankle injury against Arsenal and scored during a 1-1 draw at the Emirates so it looks as though he’s being lined-up for another return against their local foes.

Kane’s injury will obviously come as a huge blow to Tottenham’s campaign as any slim hopes of catching Chelsea must now be gone while it will be a tough task to beat the league leaders in the FA Cup semi without their star man.

Tottenham’s top four hopes could also be hanging in the balance as they currently sit second in the table but with just seven points separating them from sixth-placed Manchester United it couldn’t be closer in the race for Champions League qualification.

Hueng-min Son and Vincent Janssen will have to fill the void over the coming weeks but Mauricio Pochettino will be praying Kane makes a swift recovery and is fit to face Arsenal at the end of April as that game could prove pivotal in their season.

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