Kane Expected To Return From Injury By The Time Of The ‘Champions League Final,’ Says Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur might have to play the rest of the season without Harry Kane after manager Mauricio Pochettino provided an update on the Spurs striker's condition.

The 25-year-old England captain picked up ligament damage to his ankle following a collision with Manchester City's Fabian Delph in Spurs' first-leg Champions League quarter-final clash on Tuesday.

While the Spurs head coach admitted that Kane would most likely miss the rest of the season, he could make an appearance if his side have reached the Champions League final in June.

"[Kane] feels sad and disappointed like everyone," Pochettino said. "It's a tough moment for Kane, the team and us.

"Today, it is impossible to give a date. He suffered a similar injury last time and that took five weeks.

"If we arrive in the final of the Champions League, maybe he would have the possibility to play, but we'll see.

"We need to assess him but he's not in a great place, which is normal after a few days."

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Credit: PA

Spurs resume their Premier League campaign on Saturday when they host Huddersfield Town, who have already lost their relegation battle this season, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Pochettino's men are fourth in the league and are one point clear of fifth-placed Arsenal and three points ahead of sixth-placed Manchester United.

Meanwhile, Spurs will travel to the Etihad Stadium next Wednesday for the second leg of their Champions League clash with City.

Spurs clinched a 1-0 victory late on in the first leg thanks to Son Heung-min.

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Credit: PA

Dele Alli broke his hand in the match against City, with Pochettino saying that he was "not optimistic" about him featuring in the clash with Huddersfield.

"He broke his hand and we need to assess today and see if he can be involved," he explained.

"I am not optimistic, but we'll see. We cannot say today if he is going to be available in the squad tomorrow."

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