Harry Kane left Tottenham Hotspur’s clash with Southampton on crutches, per The London Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick.
The England captain sustained what appeared to be a hamstring injury during the encounter at St Mary’s.
After receiving a chipped ball over the top, Kane volleyed it into the back of the net, only to be flagged offside and injure himself in the process.
He was swiftly substituted for Erik Lamela and Spurs appeared somewhat toothless for the rest of the game as they fell to a disappointing 1-0 defeat.
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And several fans have taken to Twitter to react to the news that he was not able to leave St Mary’s unaided.
Seasons over. We’re back in Europa https://t.co/RKxKb6faVS
— 𝙃𝙇 🇰🇷 (@SonHeungMint) January 1, 2020
This along with our defensive issues look like were heading for a mid-table finish. Hate to be pesimistic but we’ve had numerous chances to move up the table when those above us have dropped points. Keep bottling it as usual https://t.co/bR7Ks9N4Me
— Kabir (@kabir___) January 1, 2020
Can’t deal with this 😭😭 https://t.co/3rOjH0Hjew
— Char (@Charpercy84) January 1, 2020
So you’re telling me that at the start of 2019, Kane got injured and left the stadium with crutches and now the EXACT same thing happened. I swear to god i’m about to break things https://t.co/8UBhRyreGm
— ً (@G0DO03) January 1, 2020
Relegation battle is back on https://t.co/Pg2ga3AxnE
— DT (@KingKane_10) January 1, 2020
If today could get any worse… https://t.co/4tbURInedF
— Knoxville Spurs (@KnoxHotSpur) January 1, 2020
— SpursNews (@SpursNews1961) January 1, 2020
And that’s our season done
— Jay Read (@simplyjambo) January 1, 2020
Of course, Kane’s likely absence from the upcoming games against Middlesbrough and Liverpool, one in the FA Cup and one in the Premier League, means that there is a void to be filled up front.
And fans have speculated as to who could replace him in Jose Mourinho’s starting XI, with two leading contenders: Troy Parrott and Son Heung-Min.
SON MASTERCLASS INCOMING LIKE LAST YEAR SIUUUUUUUU https://t.co/qPsWVI96Lp
— Wokel (@thfcWokel) January 1, 2020
Troy Parrott season https://t.co/L6Uh64zjHC
— -; hay ;- (@n17tot) January 1, 2020
Son up top surely
— Rupert Miller (@rupertmiller) January 1, 2020
Definitely give Parrott a chance
— Justin Stevens (@jstevens123) January 1, 2020
Son all day. Parrot looked out of place against Colchester. There is no way he should be starting any game in any competition for us.
— . (@SpursWHL1) January 1, 2020
Hopefully we play parrot. Needs some minutes and this is as good a chance as any to give them to him.
— Bryce Cathcart (@Brycecathcart) January 1, 2020
Spurs’ defeat to Southampton leaves them sixth in the Premier League, six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea and one behind fifth-placed Manchester United.
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