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Harry Kane likely to return from injury ahead of 2018 World Cup

Tottenham Hotspur and England striker Harry Kane is likely to return to action next month after suffering a right ankle injury during a Premier League match on Sunday.

Tottenham’s medical bulletin was early awaited considering the upcoming 2018 World Cup in Russia where Kane is the key to England hopes and the report had good news for both his club and country.

Kane had hobbled away from Tottenham’s match against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday after suffering an ankle injury. He was substituted earlier in the match that arose fears that he had sustained a serious damage.

However, the first update on his condition from Spurs since the weekend offered a more optimistic scenario.

“Preliminary assessments have confirmed that (Kane) has damaged lateral ligaments in his right ankle,” the north London club said on their website.

“The England striker sustained the injury following a challenge in our 4-1 win over Bournemouth on Sunday and is expected to return to first team training next month.”

Kane has scored 39 goals for club and country this season and is expected to be England’s main striker at the World Cup finals in Russia which start in June.

He will miss Tottenham’s FA Cup quarter-final at Swansea City this weekend and England’s friendly internationals against the Netherlands on March 23 and Italy on March 27.

“Disappointing to be out until next month but injuries are part of the game,” Kane said on Twitter later on Wednesday.

Disappointing to be out until next month but injuries are part of the game. Will do everything I can to get back out there asap. pic.twitter.com/sznSx6C5Kl

Harry Kane (@HKane) March 14, 2018

“Will do everything I can to get back out there asap.”

England manager Gareth Southgate will select his squad for the two friendlies on Thursday.

Kane, who is almost certain to miss Tottenham’s key Premier League game at top-four challengers Chelsea on April 1, had two spells on the sidelines last season with right ankle problems.

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