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Harry Kane subbed off at half-time against Liverpool with an ankle injury

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Tottenham’s star striker Harry Kane has been forced off the match against Liverpool after sustaining another ankle injury.

Jose Mourinho and his squad have been hit by terrible news as their star man Harry Kane suffered another ankle injury this Thursday night. The English striker was tackled by Thiago Alcantara halfway through the first half and fell to the ground clutching his ankle.

Although Kane managed to carry on till the end of the first half after receiving treatment on the pitch, the player did not return for the last 45 minutes. Jose Mourinho decided to substitute the striker for Erik Lamela, which suggests his injury may be trickier than expected.

In fact, the 27-year-old striker has faced some complicated ankle injuries in the past. Harry Kane has missed a total of 33 matches with the Spurs since 2016 for ankle related injuries.

Jose Mourinho commented on Kane’s misfortune after the match came to an end. The manager looked upset as he realized the striker will be sidelined for a few weeks.

“Two ankles, the first was a bad tackle, it was Thiago, the second one I didn’t know well,” said Mourinho. “But two injuries in both ankles, the second one worst than the first one – a few weeks, I don’t know. There are some players you can’t replace. When it happens it happens but I believe we have to fight against it, we cannot do anything else.”

Moreover, the January transfer market is about to close and the Spurs’ boss won’t have much time to find an alternative. If Kane requires extensive treatment, the Portuguese manager will have to rely on Carlos Vinicius. The Benfica loanee will be his only choice to carry on Tottenham’s title hopes.