Tottenham Hotspur captain Harry Kane has been ruled out until April after the club announced on Thursday he will undergo surgery.
Kane, 26, suffered the injury during Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat against Southampton at St Mary’s on New Year’s Day.
He will return to training in April, two months before Euro 2020 begins.
A statement released on the club’s official website reads: “Following ongoing assessment by our medical staff over the past week, we can confirm that Harry Kane will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring.
“The striker suffered the injury during our Premier League fixture against Southampton last week and specialists have advised surgery after further review of the injury.
“The decision to undergo surgery is not expected to impact the timeframe that the England captain will be sidelined, with the expectation that he will return to training in April.”
Kane has scored 27 goals in 31 appearances for club and country this season.
He will miss Tottenham’s Champions League last-16 tie with Germany’s RB Leipzig.
Tottenham are sixth in the Premier League, six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.
After the Southampton defeat, Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho said: “Everybody knows who he is, what he is, what he means for the team, the fans, the club.
“His quality, the routines that the team has playing with him, every minute of every game he doesn’t play we miss, so every match that he doesn’t play we’re going to miss him.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.