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Kane may have to consider surgery, says surgeon

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forward may have to consider on his injured ankle, a leading has said.

suffered a "significant lateral ligament" to his left during Spurs' 1-0 win over Manchester City on Tuesday and is unlikely to play again this season.

The England is susceptible to damage -- this is his fifth such since 2016 and the second to his left joint this year.

Mark Davies, a at the London Foot and Centre, who has operated on footballers, said going under the knife could help restore the strength of Kane's ligament to what it was before his first

"At some point I think they would think about doing something surgically to stabilise the ligament, which is quite feasible and should restore the problem happening in the long term," Davies told

"He's not that old, he could do with a stable ankle if he wants to carry on playing long term without it happening again," he added.

"It is a routine operation because the ligament needs to be tightened up and that is fairly easy.

"If he were to have surgery, the would almost certainly use an internal brace, which is a device which you put over the ligament repair and it is incredibly strong.

"It means you are not just relying on tissue regaining strength so it would improve his chances of coming back."

The would put out of action for about three months, which may not be much longer than he could be expected to be out anyway.

The England striker has previously shown impressive powers of recovery and is targeting a return to fitness for a potential final and semi-final in June.

Davies, who has operated on Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea players in the past, said Kane's quick recovery rates have not made him more susceptible, neither has a full-on schedule which has barely seen him get any rest over the past few summers.

"There is no merit in him having an extended rest, they are not sending him back too early, it's just that he has got an unstable ankle," Davies added.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 19:50 IST