Reliable journalist: Pochettino hopeful over Kane, could make Tottenham return for this PL game
By Will Butcher
Harry Kane could be set for a return to football in just over a fortnight as manager Mauricio Pochettino remains optimistic over his recovery, according to a reliable journalist.
Kane, 23, has been sidelined with an ankle injury for just over two weeks after landing awkwardly against League One outfit Millwall during the 6-0 FA Cup triumph on March 12.
Injury analyst Ben Dinnery, who works for Sky Sports, told a fan on his personal Twitter account that Pochettino was hopeful Kane would only be out for a month after first picking up the injury.
That would see Kane return ahead of Spurs’ clash against Bournemouth on April 15, but Dinnery did state that there are “no guarantees” over when Kane would return.
@BenDinnery Good morning Ben, how soon could we see Kane back with the Spurs?
— EB (@EnisBaraka) March 27, 2017
Still no definitive timeline currently. Pochettino was hoping for a return within a month. No guarantees though. https://t.co/hUtFbEfii8
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) March 27, 2017
Kane’s injury saw the striker miss England’s fixtures against Germany and Lithuania last week, as well as remaining absent for Spurs’ 2-1 win over Southampton prior to the international break.
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Spurs secured a 2-1 victory over Claude Puel’s Saints, but goals came from midfielders Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen instead of replacement striker Son Heung-Min.
It remains to be seen when Kane will return to full fitness, with South Korea international Son set to replace him against Burnley on Saturday.
Pochettino takes his side to Lancashire to face Sean Dyche’s Clarets at Turf Moor, with Burnley’s eye-catching home form set to test a Tottenham side without their top scorer.
During his 29 league and cup encounters this season, Spurs’ number 10 has found the back of the net 24 times, as well as providing four assists.