Harry Kane
Harry Kane is set for a spell on the sidelines Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has refused to put a timeline on Harry Kane's return to fitness after the striker suffered damaged ankle ligaments in Spurs' 1-0 win against Sunderland on Sunday (18 September). The England striker scored the only goal of the game against the Mackems, but had to be substituted after suffering a nasty-looking injury.

Kane, 23, was taken from the field on a stretcher after making a tackle on Sunderland's Papy Djilobodji. The striker could face up to two months on the sidelines, according to the Daily Mail. But the Tottenham boss has said that, for the moment, the club have not put a timescale on his comeback.

"He has injured his ankle ligaments. We will continue to assess him every day but don't want to put a timeframe on it," Pochettino said of Tottenham's central striker, according to the BBC.

Kane has started 71 consecutive Premier League games for Tottenham and has been Spurs' top scorer for the last two seasons. An extended absence from the team would be a serious blow for Spurs, who recently lost their first Champions League fixture of the 2016-17 campaign.

Meanwhile, Tottenham are preparing to face Gillingham in the EFL Cup tomorrow (21 September) and Pocehttino revealed he is still unsure about the fitness of Moussa Dembele and Eric Dier heading into the game. "We will assess Moussa Dembele and Eric Dier today and see what happens. We're not expecting any big issues," Pochettino said.