Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane suffered his fifth ankle injury in the last five years on Tuesday.
The 25-year-old immediately headed down following a collision with Manchester City’s Fabian Delph.
According to the Telegraph, Kane’s season is over along with his chances of playing in this summer’s Nations League finals.
Now it has emerged that Kane’s ankle problems could get worse, according to foot and ankle trauma expert, Mark Davies.
In the Times he wrote:
In the case of Kane, his ankle is probably relatively stable but he has probably slightly increased his risk of further injury because he has had the issue before.
The Englishman has now suffered the same injury on five occasions – against Sunderland, Millwall, AFC Bournemouth, Manchester United and now Manchester City.
Kane’s longest stint on the sidelines with an ankle injury has been ten games.
However, this time, he looks unlikely to perform a miraculous recovery with the injury worse than before.
Having suffered the injury on numerous occasions he has become increasingly susceptible to repeating the injury.
Kane could opt to have surgery to try and fix the issue but that could keep him out for around three months, claims Davies.
This is a major concern for both the player and the club with his ankle becoming increasingly susceptible to re-injury.
Speaking about the injury, Mauricio Pochettino had this to say:
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has given an update on Harry Kane. pic.twitter.com/otlzKcbKel
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) April 12, 2019