Liverpool midfielder Herbie Kane has learned that he will likely be facing a six-week spell on the sidelines after sustaining a serious groin injury. The injury likely means that Kane is unlikely to feature again for Doncaster Rovers during this particular season, and is a significant setback for the club, for whom Kane had become an integral player, having notched seven goals and nine assists during his forty-one appearances.
Doncaster had been making a push for a playoff spot in their League One fight for promotion, but a handful of indifferent performances as of late, coupled with Kane’s injury and an ankle injury for Ben Whiteman, spells a tough final phase of the season. For Liverpool, it’s also unwelcome news about a prospect who had been doing well while on loan, scoring a few eye-catching long-distance goals along the way.
20 year-old Kane signed a new contract with Liverpool back in December 2018, after impressing during the first half of his stay at Doncaster. He has represented England at the U-17 level, and both he and the club were no doubt looking to see if the midfielder could follow in the path of his fellow Academy product Trent Alexander-Arnold over the summer. That task will now be a little more difficult.