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Harry Kane injury concern for Tottenham Hotspur & England

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Harry Kane has scored 35 goals for Spurs this season

England striker Harry Kane will have a scan on the ankle injury he suffered in Tottenham’s 4-1 win over Bournemouth.

Kane, 24, was substituted 30 minutes into Sunday’s game after injuring his right ankle in a collision with home keeper Asmir Begovic.

He immediately left the field and went straight down the tunnel.

Harry Kane injury concern for Tottenham Hotspur & England
Harry Kane injury concern for Tottenham Hotspur & England

“I hope it is not a big issue,” said Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, who confirmed the scan. “We are concerned but need to wait to see the reality.”

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Spurs meet Swansea on Saturday in the FA Cup, with England playing two friendly matches in the following week.

Gareth Southgate’s men travel to the Netherlands on Friday, 23 March before hosting Italy on 27 March, with the squad being named on Thursday.

Last season, Kane missed 10 games for his club after suffering ligament damage to the same right ankle in Spurs’ Premier League win at Sunderland in September.

He also missed two of England’s World Cup qualifiers – a 2-0 win over against Malta in Gareth Southgate’s first game in interim charge and a goalless draw against Slovenia.

Kane, who has scored 35 goals for Spurs this season, injured the same ankle on 12 March 2017, in Tottenham’s FA Cup quarter-final victory over Millwall.

On that occasion he missed four weeks of action, including England’s 1-0 friendly defeat against Germany and a 2-0 win over Lithuania in a World Cup qualifier.

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Archive: Pochettino concerned for injured Kane
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Kane poked Christian Eriksen’s cross into the net, but was rightly ruled to have been offside
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Close-ups showed how Kane’s ankle twisted under the challenge from Begovic, who was not to blame
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Kane initially received treatment on the field
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Kane was able to walk around the touchline unaided, but took no further part in the game and went straight to the dressing room

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