April 11, 2019 / 6:40 PM / 2 months ago

Soccer-Tottenham's Kane has 'significant' ankle ligament damage

April 11 (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur’s England striker Harry Kane suffered serious ankle ligament damage in Tuesday’s 1-0 Champions League victory over Manchester City, the Premier League club said on Thursday.

Kane rolled his left ankle in the second half of the quarter-final first leg after a hefty tackle on City defender Fabian Delph and left the field immediately.

Spurs gave no timeframe for when Kane might be fit again.

“Following assessment over the past two days, we can confirm that Harry Kane has sustained a significant lateral ligament injury to his left ankle following a challenge in our Champions League quarter-final, first leg win against Manchester City,” Spurs said on their website.

“Investigations are ongoing and he will continue to be assessed by our medical staff over the coming week.”

The England captain, who has scored 24 goals in all competitions this season, left the club’s new stadium on crutches with a protective boot on his foot. (Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru and Ken Ferris in London; Editing by Toby Davis)

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