Harry Kane faces a race against the clock if he is to captain England at this summer’s Uefa Nations League finals.
Kane is expected to miss the rest of the domestic season after sustaining an ankle injury during Tottenham’s Champions League victory over Manchester City on Tuesday.
The 25-year-old is set to undergo a scan on Thursday and there are fears that he could be sidelined for as many as three months.
But according to the Telegraph, Kane is hopeful that he will be out for no more than six weeks, meaning he would be fit in time for the Champions League final and the Nations League.
England face the Netherlands in the Nations League semi-final on 6 June, with the final taking place in Portugal three days later.
But in better news for Spurs fans, Dele Alli could be fit in time for the trip to Manchester City next week despite fears he broke his hand during the first leg.
The midfielder was substituted with the injury in the 87th minute of Tuesday’s game but club medics are hopeful he will be able to play with a protective plaster cast on his hand.
Before then, the Lilywhites host Huddersfield in the Premier League on Saturday.