Jose Mourinho fears striker Harry Kane could be out for Six Weeks after injuring both ankles against Liverpool.
The Portuguese is looking to Gareth Bale to soften the blow.
Asked if the Wales superstar could help lessen the impact caused by Kane’s injury, Mourinho said: “I hope so. He didn’t play much. He played 16 minutes with the team losing 3-1 and Liverpool controlling the game.”
Mourinho does not expect Bale to play as a striker where he has played for Real Madrid in the past.
Kane is set to undergo scans this weekend – when the swelling on his ankles has gone down – to determine the extent of the injuries.
The Spurs boss said afterwards he hoped the England captain would be out for a ‘few weeks' – but privately Tottenham medical chiefs fear it could be twice as long as that.
Mourinho said: “Harry Kane is Harry Kane. There are players in some teams who are not replaceable.”
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