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Spurs alleviate Harry Kane World Cup fears, say striker will return to training 'next month'

Spurs alleviate Kane World Cup fears, say striker will return to training 'next month'

14/03/2018 at 14:06Updated 14/03/2018 at 15:30

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that forward Harry Kane has 'damaged lateral ligaments in his right ankle' and will return to training next month.

The 24-year-old suffered the injury during Spurs' 4-1 victory at Bournemouth on Sunday when he collided with opposition goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.

He had to be helped from the field and was immediately substituted, raising fears about the length of a potential injury.

After some delay in the initial diagnosis Spurs have now tweeted confirmation about the injury and that the forward is expected back in training next month.

That will rule him out of the upcoming international break but it will alleviate any fears of Kane potentially missing the World Cup.

Guardian journalist David Hytner reported that Kane is now only expected to miss four weeks, rather than the previously reported six to eight.

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