Tottenham injury boost: Key man set to return ahead of Chelsea & Arsenal games

By on February 5, 2019

Tottenham have been handed a major injury boost as Harry Kane is set to return ahead of schedule and be fit for upcoming games against Chelsea and Arsenal, according to The Sun.

Kane suffered ankle ligament damage during the closing stages of Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat against Manchester United last month after twisting his ankle under a challenge from Victor Lindelof in the final minute.

The 20-goal striker was initially ruled out for around six weeks and wasn’t due to resume full training until early March meaning he was expected to miss the Champions League double header with Borussia Dortmund and the Premier League games with Chelsea and Arsenal.

However, Kane has been posting updates on social media showing he’s making significant progress in his recovery and The Sun claims that Tottenham’s medical team and now quietly confident the striker is set to return well ahead of schedule.

The newspaper says Kane will sit out Sunday’s clash with Leicester City but Spurs are hoping he could make his comeback against Dortmund next week and play some part in their Champions League last-16 first leg.

Failing that, The Sun claims that Kane is expected to face Burnley on February 23rd meaning he’ll be fully fit in time for the trip to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea on the 27th of this month.

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It would be a huge boost for Tottenham if Kane was fit for the crunch clash at Chelsea as he would also then be available for the north London derby when Arsenal head to Wembley on March 2nd.

Kane attended Sunday’s Super Bowl in Atlanta and he provided an update on his recovery. He’s quoted by the Sun as saying:

“It’s going well. I went away for some warm weather training and we’re stepping it up, [we will] see next week how we go, start to get the balls out and just see how the ankle reacts.

“I never put a time on any of my injuries. It is just about how it feels. The ankle feels great at the moment, so as long as the swelling stays away and we can keep progressing, that would be great.”

Tottenham have coped well without Kane as they sit just five points off leaders Liverpool having won all three league games against Newcastle, Fulham and Watford since the striker got injured.

Hueng-min Son has been the hero lately, however, Mauricio Pochettino will be desperate for Kane to return to fitness as soon as possible and he’ll be thrilled if the 25-year-old if available for key games with Dortmund, Chelsea and Arsenal over the coming weeks.

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