Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane will miss around a month of action after suffering an injury in the club’s 4-1 win over Bournemouth at the weekend.
The striker limped off with yet another ankle problem during the Premier League clash and there have since been conflicting reports on how long he would be sidelined.
However, Spurs have now confirmed on their official Twitter page that the England international has damaged ligaments in his ankle but is expected to return to full training at some point in April.
It means that manager Mauricio Pochettino will be without his talisman for the FA Cup quarter-final against Swansea City this weekend.
The hitman could also miss crucial encounters against Chelsea and Manchester City, the results of which will likely will give a clearer indication as to whether the club are set to qualify for the Champions League for a third-successive campaign.
England boss Gareth Southgate will also be keeping a close eye on his recovery as he begins to shape his squad for the World Cup this summer.
Kane will miss the upcoming friendlies with the Netherlands and Italy later this month but should be fit and firing for the finals in Russia with much of the nation’s hopes resting on his shoulders.
The 24-year-old has been in lethal form in front of goal this term, with 35 strikes to his name from just 39 appearances across all competitions for Tottenham.
Fans will be hoping to see him back in action to help the team in a final push for a top-four finish in the final Premier League reckoning.
Son Heung-min stepped into a centre-forward role against Bournemouth after Kane’s departure and netted twice to stake a claim for the position against Swansea on Saturday, although Fernando Llorente will hope to be in the frame against his former employers.