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Tottenham's Jose Mourinho: Harry Kane Might Miss Rest of Season After Injury

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IIJanuary 13, 2020

Tottenham Hotspur's Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho (L) consoles Tottenham Hotspur's English striker Harry Kane (R) as he leaves the pitch having picked up an injury during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Tottenham at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. /  (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
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Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho said on Monday that captain Harry Kane might miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on a torn hamstring.

Mourinho was asked about the England international's fitness in a pre-match press conference and said he is unsure when he will be fit enough to return to action, per the Guardian's Nick Ames.

"We try the best we can. News on Harry we don't have, and if you ask me every time we come here the answer will be the same. We expect him to be out until mid-April, end of April, May, next season, I don't know." 

The striker tore his hamstring in the New Year's Day defeat at Southampton. The club announced he would undergo surgery and is not expected to return to training until April.

Kane has since taken to social media to confirm he has gone under the knife and is now on the road to recovery:

Harry Kane @HKane

Surgery went very well. First day of recovery starts now! #COYS https://t.co/7fCdRY34Xp

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The 26-year-old will clearly be a big miss for Spurs as he is the club's main source of goals. He has netted 17 times in all competitions for the north Londoners in 25 starts this season and is the club's record Premier League goalscorer:

Tottenham Hotspur @SpursOfficial

🗓️ #OnThisDay in 2018, @HKane became our record @premierleague goalscorer! #THFC ⚪️ #COYS https://t.co/eX2wPJE3PT

Mourinho's comments are also likely to concern England manager Gareth Southgate. The Three Lions kick off their UEFA Euro 2020 campaign on June 14 against Croatia at Wembley Stadium.

Kane has 32 goals in 45 England appearances and his absence would hurt England's hopes of winning the tournament for the first time. The striker netted 12 goals in eight matches in qualifying and won the Golden Boot at the FIFA 2018 World Cup.

England do have a wealth of options in attack with players such as Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling, Jadon Sancho and Tammy Abraham all available.

Yet none possess Kane's experience, leadership and goalscoring ability which Southgate will view as crucial to his team's hopes of success in the summer.

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