Tottenham Hotspur: Injury Blow Leaves Mauricio Pochettino Without Star Striker

Harry Kane
Harry Kane at White Hart Lane, London, September 18. Kane could be sidelined with an ankle injury for two months. IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty

Mauricio Pochettino looks set to be without the prolific Harry Kane for two months after the Tottenham Hotspur striker suffered ligament damage to his ankle.

Kane, top scorer in the Premier League last season, hit Spurs' winner against Sunderland on Sunday, his second of the season, to put Pochettino's side third in the table.

But the 23-year-old Englishman twisted his ankle later in the game after falling awkwardly and left White Hart Lane on crutches and wearing a protective boot.

Spurs is awaiting the results of a scan on the injured ankle but Pochettino accepted he may be without his star forward until November if he has suffered ligament damage.

Should the results of the scan be confirmed, and Kane is sidelined for two months, the north London club could be without him for 10 games.

Pochettino has limited options in the attacking department, with summer signing Vincent Janssen his only other recognized striker.

Janssen, 22, cost Spurs £17 million ($22 million) from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar in July, but is yet to get on the scoresheet for his new club in six appearances.

Pochettino is preparing his side for the visit of Gillingham in the EFL Cup on Wednesday, before travelling to Middlesbrough on Saturday for the Premier League tie.