Michael Owen has today expressed concern over the hamstring injury picked up by Harry Kane, after comparing it to a similar issue he picked up during his playing days.
Spurs fall at Southampton
Mourinho’s men visited St. Mary’s two weeks ago, for a Premier League meeting with Southampton.
The north Londoners headed into the clash in search of a bounce-back performance, after being held to a disappointing 2-2 draw by bottom-of-the-table Norwich in their preceding outing.
When the 90 minutes were said and done, however, Spurs failed to get back on track.
A dismal performance on the part of the visitors eventually saw Southampton emerge with all 3 points.
A solitary Danny Ings strike with 17 minutes on the clock proved the difference between the sides, as Tottenham’s top-4 hopes were dealt a blow.
Highlights: Southampton 1-0 Spurs
Their result at St. Mary’s, however, proved far from the only concern for the Lilywhites.
After Tanguy Ndombele was forced off early on, Harry Kane followed suit 20 minutes from time.
The English international stretched to get on the end of a Spurs free-kick into the hosts’ box, and actually managed to find the net.
However, Kane immediately pulled up clutching his hamstring, before limping straight down the tunnel at Carrow Road.
Adding insult to injury was the fact that the striker’s goal was disallowed for offside.
And, on the back of an anxious wait, it was subsequently confirmed that Kane had suffered a torn hamstring.
A further update last week, meanwhile, revealed that the 26-year-old was set to be forced under the knife, to fully resolve the problem.
As such, Kane was ruled out until April.
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‘If he has the same injury as me…’
One individual who appears altogether doubtful that the Spurs star will in fact return to the pitch within this time-frame, however, is Michael Owen.
Speaking on Robbie Savage’s Premier League Breakfast on BBC 5Live earlier today, former Liverpool and Newcastle hitman Owen expressed deep concern over Kane’s injury, in comparing it to a previous hamstring issue of his own:
‘I’m nervous about saying what he’s got and comparing my injury to his. I’ve read that he ruptured his hamstring at the tendon. That’s exactly what I did. If it’s the case that he did what I did, there is no chance he’ll be back for April.’
‘IF he has the same injury as me… I’ve read reports he’ll be back for April… he’d have to be a miracle man if that’s the case.’
‘I remember thinking, ‘If I push on it’s going to pop again’. It’s a dangerous one to push. I do fear for him, I must admit.’
Quotes via the Evening Standard