Tottenham and England could have an anxious wait for news of Harry Kane’s condition after the striker picked up an injury on Sunday.
Spurs are in Premier League action against Bournemouth, looking to bounce back from their frustrating Champions League exit at the hands of Juventus in midweek, but their trip to the Vitality Stadium could have a knock-on effect for the rest of their season.
The hosts took the lead inside eight minutes s Junior Stanislas controlled a cross from Adam Smith before drilling low into the corner of Hugo Lloris’ net, and the visitors’ afternoon went from bad to worse on the half-hour mark.
Kane went down in the box under an awkward challenge from Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic – and despite attempts from the Spurs medical staff to treat the injury on the pitch, the forward was forced to limp down the tunnel and was subsequently replaced by Erik Lamela.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino later confirmed to Sky Sports that Kane’s injury is to the right ankle, and it could well be ligament damage in a similar knock to one he took against Sunderland last season. That injury ruled him out for a month, but with Spurs still in contention for a top-four finish (and the FA Cup), losing their star player for such a crucial period of the season would be devastating.
Despite the loss of Kane, Spurs were able to turn the match around and record an emphatic victory. Dele Alli ended his goal drought with the equaliser ten minutes before half time, and Son Heung-Min put the visitors ahead with a scuffed volley on the hour mark. Son added a third in the closing stages, before Serge Aurier put the icing on the cake to seal a 4-1 for the away team.