‘There is clearly weakness in there’: Gary Lineker fears for Tottenham star Harry Kane amid recurring ankle injury
- Gary Lineker has concerns over Harry Kane’s long-term fitness
- Kane is nearing a first-team return after suffering ankle injury last month
- It is the fourth ankle injury the Tottenham star has suffered in just over two years
Gary Lineker is worried for Harry Kane‘s long-term fitness as he continues his recovery from another ankle injury.
The Tottenham striker was initially expected to be out for two months after suffering the injury in the closing stages of the defeat by Manchester United in January.
However he is ahead of schedule and could make his return when Spurs travel to Burnley on February 23, according to Mauricio Pochettino.
Harry Kane is set to make his Tottenham comeback from injury ahead of schedule this month
Lineker though is concerned about Kane’s persistent ankle issues – this is the fourth such injury he has suffered since September 2016.
‘It is always a worry when you get a recurring injury and there is clearly a little weakness in there,’ Lineker told Goal.
‘No player wants to have an injury that keeps cropping up, but ankles are not as bad as having a recurring calf problem or a hamstring issue, as they can be hard to overcome.
‘You can roll your ankle and get away with it to an extent, but the more you do it, the more you worry the weakness will become a problem.
Spurs legend Gary Lineker fears for Kane amid his recurring ankle injuries
Kane suffered the injury in Tottenham’s defeat by Manchester United last month
‘Maybe Kane can come back for the second leg of the Champions League tie against Borussia Dortmund and having had this injury before, Harry will know when he is ready to play again.’
Pochettino revealed on Friday he expects to have Kane in his side when they travel to Burnley and Chelsea later this month.
Kane has been away working with Tottenham staff but is now back with his team-mates and ready to return when given the opportunity.