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    Kane's injury, a blessing in disguise?

    Discussion in 'Spurs Discussion' started by Basskadet, Sep 18, 2016.

    1. Basskadet

      Basskadet Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Its the law of the sod, but Harry has 1 of his best games in ages, gets his 2nd goal in 2 games and then, with about 15min left to play, he goes and does his ankle in, his 1st real injury in years!

      With that in mind, it seems a bit odd calling it a "blessing" but I think it could prove just that. I'm still hopeful it wasn't as bad as it looked, but regardless it could be just what Harry needed.

      It's a long old season and Harry has looked jaded already despite this last game. Even today, whilst massively improved, he still wasn't quite Harry at his best and I've found myself often saying "he just needs a rest for a few games".

      We have quite a few games coming up, but they're mostly winnable, other than City obviously. We've got other guys hitting some form, like Alli and Son in particular, and hopefully now Janssen can get some real match time under his belt and start scoring.

      That could prove ideal and, once Harry returns, he'll come back refreshed and rested and knowing that he's already got his season up and running and should be able to continue from where he left.

      So long as he isn't rushed back and just given the proper time to recover, but I guess that all depends on how well we do without him.
       
    2. Ted the Yid

      Ted the Yid Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Hmmm, really depends on how long he is going to be out for, but either way I can't describe it as a blessing, him being injured.

      Kane may well need a rest but happy for him, Pochettino and the coaches to make those decisions.

      Janssen certainly could do with the game time but I personally wouldn't want to put him in the position if being our only striking option when he's still finding his feet at the Lane and in the PL. The twat's didn't take long to start slagging him off and saying he's the next Soldado after like his first match or something so I don't think he needs the pressure especially after today's miss, just opens him up for trash press slaughter which I think is unjustified on what I have seen of him in a Spurs shirt so far.
       
    3. Basskadet

      Basskadet Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      As you say, it depends on how it all pans out, but it could be a blessing if Kane isn't absent too long and his absence allows him to rest whilst also allows Janssen to start scoring.

      In the short term, it's a bummer, but over the course of a long season, we'll be rocking later on with a refreshed, in-form Harry Kane and a settled, scoring Janssen.
       
    4. Dorset

      Dorset The Voice Of Reason Founding Member

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      Luckily it seems that Son is coming into a nice bit of form and he can shoulder some of the scoring responsibilities alongside Janssen. I like Son and am flummoxed by the rumours we will be selling him in January, I don't think we have seen the best of him yet and that best could be a bit pucker. Deli as we all know can score for fun, Lamella could chip in a few as well.

      I don't think we will be in as much trouble as some folks think losing Harry for a month or two and as has been mentioned it could give Harry a bit of a breather and help Janssen shake off the Soldado label that the numpties have pinned on him.
       
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    5. skiathospurs

      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      One good thing or rather benefit of the timing is that he would probably have sat out the league cup game anyhow and in a couple of weeks time there is an international break,and missing the away trip to russia isnt so awful hopefully.Janssen was eventually going to get a run or needs to,so time for him to show the haters and name callers his qualities,he links up very well and I am happy he will create goals for eriksen,alli,son or whomever runs beyond him if he doesnt bang them in himself.
       
    6. Don Diaz

      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      Only time will tell........but a 'blessing' it ain't. Harry does so much work outside of trying to score goals himself. I understand the inference of the point made, but obviously I'd rather have two fit and raring to go strikers than 1. It remains to be seen if Janssen can step up, he certainly has the ability, probably needs a bit of luck and time to settle down and get going. He or Lamela should really have got the second yesterday, but still we're looking even stronger this season. We also have Onomah to thrown in the mix if necessary.
       
    7. Flump

      Flump Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      It takes any decision to rest/drop him out of the managers hands. And maybe we'll see one of the younger forwards moved up to the bench and possibly find out if we've got a Rashford in the wings.
       
    8. Yid

      Yid Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Not a blessing..... but I get the sentiment.

      I'd like to think the team can find other ways to score and win games without Arry so that when he has had a little rest he can come back to give us another potent point of attack.

      I wanna see Janssen make a serious claim for Arry not getting back in the side... a hat trick to kick off next weekend will do...!!!
       
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    9. Liam

      Liam Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Not sure losing kane for however long can be a blessing but it does force the bosses hand in regards to giving Jansen a good crack now. We'll see how he goes, I think be alright.
       
    10. Basskadet

      Basskadet Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      So, the rumour going around is that Kane's injury may not be so bad but he'll be out for "several weeks".

      That could mean anything really to around 6-7 weeks. If it's less than 6 then we've got off pretty lightly I reckon and it could well prove 'beneficial' to us, if not exactly a 'blessing'!

      Kane to miss several weeks
       
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    11. skiathospurs

      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Media bollox in full swing,seeing as the club havent announced any results,they are just guessing,like this beauty
      Express Sport ‏@DExpress_Sport
      #THFC striker Harry Kane set for two months on the sidelines: Could miss City clash

      No shit sherlock city game is less than 2 weeks away,and on one hand he is out for 2 months and yet could miss the city game,if that doesnt scream typical journo speculation clickbait trash,i dunno what will.
       
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    12. Basskadet

      Basskadet Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Yeah, it's looking to be somewhere between 6-8 weeks, although some are saying 8-10 but that's quite long for a ligament injury.

      Sadly, rather than City, this is looking like he may miss the NLD.
       
    13. J.spurs

      J.spurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      I thought it might be a good thing as well as long as he was only out for a little while, but 6-8 weeks is obviously a real problem. As @Dorset said though, Son looks like he's really coming into form, and I think he could really be effective playing off a physical #9 like Janssen. However long he's out, this is what we've at least tried to prepare for, so now it's time for players to step up. No reason to think they won't, IMO.
       
    14. J.spurs

      J.spurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Almost every major publication ran a story like this, as you say it's silly. Either it's very poor journalism or they're hearing from their sources that it looks like extended time out but can't confirm it.
       
    15. Flump

      Flump Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      If he's out 2 months he'll miss City, Leicester, Arsenal, Chelsea and I think 4 European cup games.



      Gutted.
       
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      Havocc Well-Known Member Founding Member

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    17. Basskadet

      Basskadet Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Not really. They just go by reports - 19th Nov is bang on 2 months. Actually, whilst Kane has confirmed ligament damage, Spurs are only 'concerned' that it could be a grade 2, which has a recovery of 6-8 weeks. Basically, even if it were what Spurs fear worst and it was a grade 2, 8 weeks is the absolutely maximum, so long as there are no complications, he'll be back before the 19th Nov.

      And hopefully it's not even a grade 2. Hopefully. It was very similar, although looked a bit worse, to John Terry's injury, and Terry is already almost fit. It did look worse, but Kane is 10 years younger than Terry too.
       
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    18. skiathospurs

      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Pochettino told a news conference: "We don't know how long his injury is for. He's got a ligament ankle problem and we need to assess him every day and see. Today it's impossible to set times for recovery.

      "I am not a doctor, I can only explain what the doctors said to me. He is in a very good mood. We chatted before in the restaurant, he's in a very good way.

      "There are different rumours -- we cannot guess whether it's eight, 10, four, one [weeks]. It's impossible to assess today and know how long."

      Asked if the layoff could prove a positive for Kane -- who has spent the last two summers on international duty with England and started every league game since November 2014 -- Pochettino said: "We need to be positive. Now the damage is done. We can only be positive and try to help him become stronger than before.

      "It's important to help him. It's a good opportunity to build his body, his fitness, his mentality, to work hard on different aspects and help him become more strong."
       
    20. J.spurs

      J.spurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Well, time for Vincent (among others) to step up.
       
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    21. skiathospurs

      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      I saw an idiot elsewhere laid the blame firmly at Poch`s feet,if he had dropped him it wouldnt have happened and therefore totally avoidable,jaysas fucking wept.
       
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      Thfcire Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Things like this is great for a Twitter cull
       
    23. Liam

      Liam Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Yeah don't play your best players incase they get injured. He has a logic even it is a very flawed one....
       
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    24. Basskadet

      Basskadet Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      To be fair, he may've had a point if it had been a fatigue injury - a muscle tear or something - but it wasn't, so he doesn't. Cretin.
       
    25. skiathospurs

      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      The premise of what he was spouting was that Kane had to be dropped for Janssen,he wasnt bright enough to use fatigue to support his point,def a cretin!!
      Boy they love to revel in misfortune,any stick used to hit&prove that Pochettino isnt any good and that they are right.
      So I will stick to your thoughts that this may well be a blessing,which is my hope,but then they will just turn that into his luck continues.
       
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    26. Basskadet

      Basskadet Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      So, Pochettino has revealed that he has now seen the results of Kane's scan (apparently it took so long because Kane's ankle was too swollen to scan it properly!)

      The good news? He said that "It's much, much better than we expected."

      "We are happy, it was very positive, the scan. We're very, very happy about this news but still we cannot give a time of how long it'll be to recover.

      I am not a doctor, it's hard to say one, two, three weeks, but it's much, much better than we expected"

      8 weeks? I don't think so!

      Happy days!
       
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    27. Liam

      Liam Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Good to see Harry won't be out for as long as first said in the media! Still don't actually know how long though. International break could be good for us if nobody gets injured whilst away and kane can get closer to fitness.
       

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