Harry Kane was hurt in Tottenham's win over Manchester City in the Champions League.

By 90Min
April 11, 2019

Harry Kane is hopeful that he will return to fitness in time for England's participation in the UEFA Nations League semifinals after picking up an ankle ligament injury against Manchester City on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old was forced off the pitch just before the hour mark following a tackle from City defender Fabian Delph, while his teammate Dele Alli is believed to have broken his hand during the match.

Kane will undergo medical tests on Thursday to establish the extent of his injury, although Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino claimed that he feared the club's star striker would be out of action for the remainder of the season.

Kane is also worried about his involvement this season, but The Telegraph claims that the England captain's primary concern is returning to fitness in time for the start of their Nations League campaign this summer.

Gareth Southgate's side face the Netherlands on June 6 in their semifinal match, with either Switzerland or the host Portugal awaiting in the final.

Kane's already spoken highly of the competition as a whole, claiming that winning the new tournament would be a greater success than reaching the World Cup semifinal last year.

But any ligament damage could cause Kane to miss out on a place in Southgate's squad, and Tottenham confirmed that Thursday saying that Kane suffered a "significant lateral ligament injury to his left ankle."

Tottenham will surely remain hopeful that the striker could return in time for the Champions League's showpiece should they reach the final at Atlético Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano - five days before the start of the Nations League semifinals.

While it looks increasingly likely that Kane will be missing for the rest of the season, Tottenham are looking to patch up Alli so that he can play through the next few weeks with his broken hand.

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