Harry Kane injury latest: Ryan Mason unsure if Tottenham star will be fit for Carabao Cup Final

Dan Kilpatrick and George Flood
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 (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
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Tottenham interim boss Ryan Mason is unsure if Harry Kane will be fit for this weekend’s Carabao Cup Final.

Spurs will attempt to end their 13-year trophy drought at Wembley on Sunday against the backdrop of a dramatic week that has included the sacking of Jose Mourinho and the controversial announcement of a new European Super League.

The absence of top scorer Kane would greatly harm their chances of winning a first piece of major silverware since the 2008 League Cup, with the England captain having limped off with an ankle injury after scoring twice to rescue a draw at Everton on Friday night.

He left Goodison Park without the aid of a protective boot or crutches, raising hopes that a player with a notable history of ankle injuries had avoided ligament damage.

Kane – who has since undergone assessments and a scan – did not train on either Monday or Tuesday and will not feature on Wednesday night when Southampton visit the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the Premier League.

Mason – appointed as Mourinho’s temporary successor until the end of the season on Tuesday – is also uncertain at this stage if the influential striker will be recovered in time to face City.

“I’m not sure currently,” said Mason. “He didn’t train today. It’s one of those cases where we’re taking it day by day. We’re still not sure about the weekend yet but what we do know is that Harry is working extremely hard to get over this injury.”

Harry Kane was injured during Tottenham’s 2-2 draw at Everton on FridayPOOL/AFP via Getty Images
Harry Kane was injured during Tottenham’s 2-2 draw at Everton on FridayPOOL/AFP via Getty Images

“I think with any injury you just take it day by day. Harry’s a professional, he’ll be doing all he can to get fit as soon as possible. It’s one of those, there’s no timescale on it. But hopefully Harry won’t be out for too long.”

Mason otherwise has a nearly full squad to choose from for the visit of Saints, with Spurs still fighting to secure a top-six finish that may ultimately prove irrelevant if the Super League takes off as soon as next season.

Matt Doherty is back in training having not featured since the north London derby defeat to Arsenal last month but Ben Davies remains sidelined with a calf injury.

“Matt returned to the training group yesterday, Ben I am not sure how long he has until he gets back,” Mason said. “That’s all we’ve got at the moment.”

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