The sight of Harry Kane being wheeled away on a stretcher during Tottenham’s game against Sunderland earlier this month did nothing to cheer Spurs or England hearts.
The forward is a key player for both squads and respective managers and a prolonged spell on the sidelines of up to two months was initially predicted as the 23-year-old awaited further scans.
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However, on Monday evening manager Mauricio Pochettino delivered a surprisingly positive verdict on the status of Kane’s ankle ligament issue with this club boss confirming that it was “much, much, much better than we expected”.
Speaking to the media, he admitted that there was still no firm recovery timeline; however, Pochettino himself expects Kane to be back in action in between two to three weeks.
“We received the information about the scan. It’s much, much, much better than we expected. It’s very positive.
“Still we cannot give a time of recover. We’re happy. I am not a doctor, it’s hard to say one, two or three weeks.”
The 44-year-old gave the update ahead of his team’s game against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday, and confirmed that injured quartet Moussa Sissoko, Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele and Danny Rose will miss out.
The news on Kane, meanwhile, means he could be available for a certain north London derby next month…
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