Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has issued a less than promising injury update on striker Harry Kane.

As reported by Yahoo Sport, the Argentine said it would be ‘difficult’ for Kane to return before the end of the season.

Spurs confirmed the 25-year-old suffered a ‘significant lateral ligament injury’ to his left ankle during Tuesday’s 1-0 Champions League quarter-final victory over Manchester City.

It occurred in an incident with Fabian Delph directly in front of the dugouts at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and the Englishman was subsequently forced off and replaced by Fernando Llorente.

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Should he not return before the conclusion of this campaign, Kane will miss his club’s six remaining Premier League fixtures and up to four in the Champions League should they make the final.

Llorente is likely to deputise for the league’s third top scorer, who has 17 goals and four assists to his name this term.

On his captain, Pochettino said:

He was so upset after the game, it was a difficult moment for him.  We feel so disappointed and it was difficult to accept the situation. He is now much better, he has the scan yesterday and he needs to see the specialist next week. He is in a good place because he is a positive guy. It is a little bit sad but he is looking forward to recovering as soon as possible. We’ll see, there is five weeks, it is going to be difficult. Next week we are going to see with the specialist. We are going to do everything to recover him as soon as possible but there are only five weeks of the season to recover.

Spurs host Huddersfield Town tomorrow lunchtime before travelling North for the Champions League quarter-final second leg on Wednesday.

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