England player Harry Kane is down with an injured ankle and might undergo surgery, a surgeon confirmed on Friday.
Mark Davies, a leading specialist at the London Foot and Ankle Centre, confirmed that Kane may have to undergo surgery after his “significant lateral ligament” injury to his left ankle during Spurs’ 1-0 Champions League win against Manchester City on Tuesday.
He also noted that the Tottenham player might not be able to play again this season.
Davies said while speaking to Britain’s Press Association:
“At some point, I think they would think about doing something surgically to stabilise the ligament, which is quite feasible and should restore the problem happening in the long term.”
“He’s not that old, he could do with a stable ankle if he wants to carry on playing long term without it happening again,” he added. “It is a routine operation because the ligament needs to be tightened up and that is fairly easy.
“If he were to have surgery, the surgeon would almost certainly use an internal brace, which is a device which you put over the ligament repair and it is incredibly strong.
“It means you are not just relying on scar tissue regaining strength so it would improve his chances of coming back.”
Davies also added that Kane’s quick recovery rates have not made him more susceptible, neither has a full-on schedule which has barely seen him get any rest over the past few summers.
In his words, “There is no merit in him having an extended rest, they are not sending him back too early, it’s just that he has got an unstable ankle.”