On Sunday, English Premier League fans all over the world will be treated to another edition of the North London Derby, with Tottenham vs. Arsenal all set to take center stage. It's a match EPL fans circle on their calendars twice a season to watch.
However, some disappointing news has just been dropped by Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho leading up to Sunday's tilt. That news is that superstar striker Harry Kane is battling an injury right now and may not be fit in time to hit the field on Sunday.
Harry Kane is an injury concern for Tottenham ahead of Sunday's north London derby against Arsenal after missing training on Wednesday.— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) December 2, 2020
During his presser on Wednesday morning, Mourinho said he didn't want to hide anything and there's a good chance Kane could be okay to play. However, he made it clear his standout is working to get back to full fitness and left the door completely open for him to miss the match. He wasn't able to practice on Wednesday with his teammates.
The last thing Tottenham would want to do is have Kane take the field before he's ready. Imagine if he plays on Sunday despite still being injured, and then makes things even worse. Spurs fans would be furious with the club if Kane's injury becomes a long-term one, especially with the club in the hunt to win the English Premier League title this season.
The positive news here is that Mourinho did adamantly say he's hopeful Kane will be all ready to go, as this is clearly a match he does not want to miss. As of this writing, Tottenham is in first place of the English Premier League standings with 21 points. Liverpool is also at 21 points, but Spurs hold the advantage because of their strong point difference.
If Tottenham has any shot of capturing the league crown, they'll need Kane healthy the rest of the way. All eyes will be on Kane Sunday to see if he's able to play or not. From this chair, we're also optimistic he'll be all set to go and do everything possible to help Tottenham take down Arsenal.