Former Tottenham Hotspur captain Graham Roberts has told Football FanCast that he is not overly worried by Harry Kane’s injury as he does not believe he has seriously hurt his ankle.
The England captain limped out of Friday’s clash with Everton in injury time and was replaced by Dele Alli.
Kane appeared to have his ankle fallen on but he left Goodison Park without a protective boot and was not in crutches, sparking hopes that he could be fit for this weekend’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City, although the Evening Standard report he is likely to miss out against Southampton tonight.
Kane has been in unbelievable form in recent weeks, scoring eight goals in eight games, including braces against both Newcastle United and the Toffees.
That is despite Spurs’ poor form that ultimately led to the sacking of Jose Mourinho at the start of the week.
Roberts has experience of ankle injuries and he believes that Kane may have aggravated scar tissue from a previous setback.
Indeed, the 27-year-old has had no fewer than five ankle injuries throughout his career, per Transfermarkt.
Roberts told FFC: “He didn’t have a boot on, he didn’t have crutches, he walked out. I’ve had ankle injuries, and when you have ankle injuries, you get scar tissue.
“Yes he might have stretched a bit of scar tissue, or he might have just tweaked it, but it didn’t look as bad as the last time or the time before.”