Tottenham Hotspur are set to travel to Manchester City at the weekend.
Peterborough United were beaten on penalties by West Bromwich Albion.
The Newcastle United boss's failure may have been prompted the Derby hierarchy to act preemptively this time around.
Sturridge has recently returned to action but there is always speculation about the Liverpool forward's fitness.
The Whites are currently languishing in the bottom half of the Championship, and Lorimer suggested that it's down to their weakness in one area.
The former Everton striker feels that if Kane gets injured Spurs' title hopes are over.
Aleksandar Mitrovic scored the winner in Newcastle United's most recent Premier League victory over West Brom.
West Ham United youngster Martin Samuelsen impressed with his display for Peterborough United against West Bromwich Albion in the FA Cup.
The winger has joined the Championship side on loan from Everton.
Former Sunderland and Middlesbrough star Julio Arca is swapping boots for boxing gloves for a good cause.