During our 1-0 win against Sunderland, our best player, Harry Kane was taken off with a suspected ankle ligament injury in what could be an injury which could leave him out for a while.
Expected Time Table?
As I write this, I have no idea how severe this injury is to Harry Kane but just seeing him on a stretcher and leaving the match with a boot and crutches I think this could be a bad one. The average recovery time for an ankle ligament injury is around six weeks. So if he were to miss six weeks, he would miss four Champions League matches, 1 or more League Cup matches and six or seven Premier League matches (Maybe even the North London Derby on November sixth). On the bright side, though, there is an International Break between October 2nd and October 15th which COULD speed up his recovery time.
Who Would Replace Him?
The easy answer would be our new signing Vincent Janssen, he has looked good in his appearances in the Premier League and can hopefully score his first goal for Spurs in our League Cup match on Wednesday. Even though he is our back up striker, I think maybe Son Heung-min could replace him IF Janssen can't hit the ground running because it is hard to come to a new country/league and play in four competitions.
Listen, for all we know he will be fit and ready to go by next weekend's match against Middlesbrough but as a Spurs supporter who always braces himself for the worst, I thought we need to start the conversation and prepare for what could be a tough and stressful month and a half.
P.S. To any journalist/human who tries to spin this as "This is a positive since he can now rest" is fucking INSANE, Harry Kane is not just our primary goal scorer, but the heart of our team and losing him even for a game would be devastating.