Harry Kane prepares for a long absence after the Spurs star suffers tearing

LONDON: Harry kane He faces a long period on the sidelines after Tottenham revealed that the striker suffered a broken hamstring during the defeat of Wednesday against Southampton.

Kane limped during the 1-0 loss to St Mary's and Tottenham's manager, Jose Mourinho, admitted that he feared it was bad news once the England captain scanned the injury.

Those fears have come true, with Tottenham saying in a statement: "Following assessment today (Friday), we can confirm that Harry kane suffered a tear in his left hamstring during our New Year's Day fixture against Southampton.

Our medical staff will continue to review the injury with ongoing treatment.

Kane responded to the coup by tweeting: Head up. Hard times do not last, people last.

Mourinho had already ruled out Kane on Sunday FA Cup third round trip to Middlesbrough, but expect the club's top scorer to be out for much longer than that.

Tottenham has not yet given a deadline for Kane's return.

I still don't know, maybe later today we will have news, but if you ask me only my feelings, good or bad news, I am more in bad news than in good news, that is my feeling, Mourinho said on Friday.

"What the player felt, Harry kane leaving a match, the way he did it, he didn't think twice, it didn't take him two seconds to realise the severity of the situation.

Some opinions of the medical department before the test results. I don't think we have good news.

The loss of Kane is a big setback for the Spurs, who stutter under Mourinho after an initial rebound after their appointment in November.

Kane has scored 27 goals in 31 appearances for club and country this season.

Everyone knows who he is, what he is, what he means to the team, the fans, the club, Mourinho said.

His quality, the routines that the team has playing with him, every minute of every game he doesn't play, we miss him, so every game he doesn't play we're going to miss.

Christian Eriksen He will be at Riverside Stadium even though his future is not clear.

The midfielder is now free to discuss a movement with European clubs, while it could also be sold, after telling the Spurs that he will not sign a new contract.

I don't know and I'm being honest, Mourinho said when asked about Eriksen's future. You know the situation. At this time you can agree with any club by the end of the season. That is an option.

Another option is a club and he wants to make a deal in January, but in that situation our club has control.

We have control of the situation. Another possibility is to stay. He is here right now, he is our player.