Michael Owen has told BBC Radio 5 Live that Harry Kane’s injury could keep him out for the rest of the season, having suffered a very similar problem during his career to the Tottenham Hotspur superstar.
Kane, 25, pulled up while clutching his hamstring in the 1-0 defeat to Southampton last month. The England captain was later confirmed as having torn the muscle, and was given a time frame on the sidelines until April.
The Spurs star is renowned for picking up injuries in January or February, with ankle injuries seemingly a problem that he has had to fend off in the past. Now, his hamstring is set to rule Kane out for more than three months.
England legend Owen was asked about Kane’s injury, and the former Liverpool and Real Madrid star delivered a worrying verdict for Tottenham fans – claiming that he could be out for the entire season, having suffered an injury similar.
“I’m nervous about saying what he’s got and comparing my injury to his,” Owen said. ” I read that he has ruptured his hamstring next to the tendon, which is exactly what I did. If that’s what he’s done, there is no chance he’ll be back in April.
“No chance at all. I took six months and I felt awful coming back – I felt as though it was going to snap. But once I got back, it was brilliant. It’s not an injury that heals very quickly. April? He’ll have to be a miracle man if that’s the case.”
TBR’s view – Tottenham desperately need to sign a striker
That is, if Owen is correct. A striker was needed before Kane’s injury anyway, and being without Kane until April, that need for a striker has only increased. Now, Spurs desperately need to bring in a replacement in the next fortnight.
England fans will also be concerned that Kane may go into Euro 2020 without being fully fit. It is such a trend with England, after Wayne Rooney, Michael Owen and other Three Lions forwards have been doubtful heading into a tournament.