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Tottenham captain Harry Kane tears hamstring, set for long absence

Harry Kane has been confirmed to miss Sunday’s FA Cup third-round tie at Middlesbrough. He has scored 27 goals in 31 appearances this season.

IANS | London |

England striker Harry Kane suffered a tear in his left hamstring during Tottenham Hotspur’s loss to Southampton, the north London club has revealed. The 26-year-old limped for 15 minutes during Spurs’ 0-1 loss to Southampton which took place on Wednesday.

“Following assessment today (Friday), we can confirm that Harry Kane suffered a tear in his left hamstring during our New Year’s Day fixture against Southampton,” Tottenham said in a statement on Friday.

“Our medical staff will continue to review the injury with treatment ongoing,” the statement added.

Kane responded to the blow by tweeting: “Head up. Tough times don’t last, tough people do.”

Kane has been confirmed to miss Sunday’s FA Cup third-round tie at Middlesbrough. He has scored 27 goals in 31 appearances for club and country this season.