England captain Harry Kane is to undergo surgery on his left hamstring and will be out of action until at least April his club Tottenham have announced.
The striker suffered his injury on New Year’s Day when scoring a goal against Southampton that was ruled out for offside.
Spurs specified the setback a “ruptured tendon” and it means Kane is set to miss most of the rest of the season.
For England, the news comes as a blow to boss Gareth Southgate given Kane Williams miss a significant chunk of the build up to Euro 2020, being ruled out of March friendlies against Italy and Denmark.
However, provided that he returns to training on time, Kane should be able to build up his match fitness over the closing weeks of the 2019/2020 season.