3/14/2018 8:20:16 PM

Kane targets April return to ease World Cup fears

Kane targets April return to ease World Cup fears

London: Harry Kane is targeting a quick return to action after Tottenham allayed England's World Cup fears by confirming the striker should return from an ankle injury next month.

Kane limped off in the first half with his side trailing 1-0 at Bournemouth on Sunday, before Mauricio Pochettino's men bounced back to win 4-1 and move up to third in the Premier League.

"Disappointing to be out until next month but injuries are part of the game," Kane tweeted. "Will do everything I can to get back out there asap (as soon as possible)."

Kane's injury sparked fears of a lengthy absence for England's key man with just three months to go until the start of the World Cup in Russia.

"Preliminary assessments have confirmed that Harry Kane has damaged lateral ligaments in his right ankle," Tottenham said on their website. "The England striker sustained the injury following a challenge in our 4-1 win against Bournemouth on Sunday and is expected to return to first team training next month."

England kick off their World Cup campaign on June 18 against Tunisia before facing Panama and Belgium in Group G.

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