Harry Kane ruled out until April

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Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that striker Harry Kane will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring and is expected to return to training in April.

Kane suffered the injury during the 1-0 Premier League defeat at Southampton on New Year’s Day, with specialists recommending an operation was needed.

No timescale was originally given on the England captain’s return but Spurs now say specialists have advised surgery is required and he will only be back two months before Euro 2020 begins.

A Tottenham club statement read: “Following ongoing assessment by our medical staff over the past week, we can confirm that Harry Kane will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring.

“The decision to undergo surgery is not expected to impact the timeframe that the England captain will be sidelined, with the expectation that he will return to training in April.”

He will miss his side’s Champions League last-16 tie with Germany’s RB Leipzig. Kane has scored 27 goals in 31 appearances for club and country this season.

By Ofhani Munyai

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