Tottenham's Kane out until end of April

Harry Kane could also fail to win the Premier League Golden Boot

Harry Kane could also fail to win the Premier League Golden Boot

Kane was expected to be ruled out until the end of April and still have just a handful of games left to try to regain fitness ahead of England's World Cup campaign in Russian Federation.

The Premier League's leading scorer this season damaged ankle ligaments for the third time in 18 months on Sunday for Tottenham against Bournemouth.

Harry Kane is reportedly out until May with an ankle injury.

According to reports in the British media on Tuesday, the injury is serious enough that Kane is facing a race against time to return to action in time for the World Cup in June.

With the World Cup in Russian Federation now less than 100 days away, the FA will not want Kane rushed back from his injury by Spurs.

England will face Tunisia, Belgium and Panama in the World Cup group stage in Russian Federation.

In terms of his club campaign, Kane is set to miss an FA Cup quarter-final against Swansea City, as well as league matches against Chelsea, Stoke City, leaders Manchester City and Brighton & Hove Albion.

On the first occasion he suffered the same injury he missed seven weeks - a similar period to the expected lay-off this time - in September 2016, while the second injury only ruled him out for three weeks.

He left the ground on crutches and had to postpone a scan due to the amount of swelling.

He also sits out England's two friendlies this month against Holland and Italy, with manager Gareth Southgate names his squad for that double-header on Thursday.

The injury occurred after a collision with Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic in the first half at Dean Court.

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