Harry Kane was pictured wearing a foot brace and using crutches on Monday as Tottenham and England continue to sweat on the prolific striker’s fitness.
Kane, who has scored 39 goals for club and country this season, appeared to struggle a little as he hobbled his way into the back of a car in Essex followed by his fiancee Katie.
Dressed in a hoodie, tracksuit bottoms and trainers, Kane struggled through the rain with the aid of the crutches.
The 24-year-old is set to undergo scans to determine the severity of his ankle injury sustained during Tottenham’s 4-1 victory at Bournemouth on Sunday.
The Premier League club are continuing to assess the problem as the swelling on his right ankle needs to go down before they can determine the extent of the injury.
Kane limped off during the first-half at the Vitality Stadium after his ankle appeared to buckle in collision with Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic as he put the ball in the net only for it to be disallowed.
He hobbled around the side of the pitch and appeared to be preparing to come back on before disappearing down the tunnel to be replaced by Erik Lamela.
A spell on the sidelines for the 24-year-old could have serious ramifications for both club and country.
Spurs face an important FA Cup quarter-final at Swansea next weekend, while England manager Gareth Southgate will on Thursday name his squad for the forthcoming friendlies against Holland and Italy, with the World Cup just three months away.
Kane suffered ligament damage to the same ankle twice last season.
He was sidelined for seven weeks and missed 10 Spurs games due to the initial injury, picked up against Sunderland in September 2016.
However, he then returned to action within a month of sustaining a similar problem in an FA Cup tie with Millwall last March.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was optimistic about the latest injury setback and said Kane remained upbeat.
‘We hope that it’s not a massive issue,’ said the Argentinian coach.
‘He felt that when he ran and twisted his ankle that it was impossible to stay on the pitch.
‘Harry has a great character and is always positive, happy with the victory for the team, of course disappointed with his problem.
‘But if you’re positive you start the recovery from injury from now.’