Tottenham are still waiting for the swelling on Harry Kane’s ankle to go down in order to be able to take a scan to see how severe his injury is.
Kane was carted off in the 1-0 win over Sunderland last weekend after suffering an ankle injury, but the team has been unable to scan the striker’s foot due to the swelling.
“We don’t know when he will be back,” manager Mauricio Pochettino said. “We need to assess every day. The ankle is still swollen so we need to wait. We will have another scan next week and then we can assess much better. We’ll know how long the recovery will be then.”
The Argentine manager said that the only thing they can do is to remain positive.
“We need to be positive, we cannot change the past,” Pochettino said. “Kane got an injury against Sunderland and we need to help him. We need to be positive about his recovery, but he is very positive about his recovery. He’s in a good mood and that’s very important. It’s important to have all the energy focused on being available as soon as possible.”
Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele also left the game against Sunderland with injuries but Pochettino confirmed that their injuries are less severe.
“We’ll see today,” Pochettino said. “Dier and Dembele and [Danny] Rose are very close to being available. I need to assess them in our final training session today. If not this weekend then Tuesday for the Champions League in Russia.”
Tottenham takes on Middlesbrough on Saturday at Riverside.