talkSPORT pundit Tony Cascarino has ‘grave concerns’ about Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane following his latest big injury.
The England captain is out of action until around April after suffering a ruptured tendon in his hamstring against Southampton on New Year’s Day.
The superstar striker has undergone surgery, and is to miss most of the remaining games this season.
Kane has previously had ankle trouble, but has never had a hamstring injury before.
Cascarino believes it could be his most serious injury to date, and pointed to the struggles ex-Premier League and England striker Michael Owen had in his career.
He said on talkSPORT: “I’d have grave concerns over the severity of the injury to Harry Kane.
“If you read Michael Owen’s book, at 19 when he had a serious hamstring injury, that was one that changed his career.
“I’m not saying Harry Kane is going to have the same issues as Michael Owen had, but it did affect Owen.”
Given the advances made in medicine since Owen’s days, Kane will hope not to have future injury problems like the 150 Premier League-goal star had.
TBR’s view – Kane needs managing better
Given Kane’s world-class ability, it is understandable that managers want him on the pitch at all times.
But the 26-year-old needs resting more often than what he has been so far in his career.
Mauricio Pochettino started him virtually every game, and Mourinho has followed suit.
A bad injury was bound to happen given the sheer amount of minutes he plays, and going forward he needs managing more carefully so he doesn’t go down the same route as Owen did.