Harry Kane could be set for an early return from injury in the next week or two, making him available for the North London derby against Arsenal next month.
A report in The S*n (via Mirror) suggests Kane could be back as soon as next week’s Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund. The 25-year-old originally damaged ligaments in his left ankle in mid-January. At the time, Tottenham’s website claimed the striker wouldn’t return to training until ‘early March’.
However, according to the Daily Mail last week, Spurs are hoping Kane’s warm-weather trip to North America to work on his injury will ‘accelerate the striker’s recovery’. Now The S*n’s report suggests he could be back well ahead of the initial recovery timeframe.
Arsenal play Tottenham on March 2nd, so a return to training in ‘early March’ wouldn’t have been nearly soon enough to feature in the derby. A mid-February comeback makes it a completely different story.
Arsenal really need to put some wins together to get back into the top four now. With Kane’s return to Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham side, the North London derby will already be enough of a test. The Gunners don’t need the extra pressure of dropping points before then.