Report: Tottenham handed massive injury boost, ace set to play against Watford
By Harry Sykes
Harry Kane has given Tottenham a huge boost by making his return to training, according to a report.
The Evening Standard claim the England striker has made such rapid progress that he could play against Watford in Saturday’s Premier League clash at White Hart Lane.
It is said that Kane was due to train with the first-team squad on Friday for the first time since suffering ankle ligament damage a month ago.
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Manager Mauricio Pochettino originally predicted that Kane would be absent for about six weeks with the injury sustained in the FA Cup quarter-final win against Millwall on 12 March.
That made the striker a doubt for Spurs’ mouthwatering FA Cup semi-final showdown against Chelsea at Wembley on 22 April.
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But Kane made such rapid strides in his rehabilitation that he was quickly pencilled again for the meeting against Bournemouth at home on Saturday of next week — and now he could even feature a week earlier than that, only 27 days after the original injury.
Pochettino has showed in the past that he is not afraid to throw Kane back into action after little full training.
The 23-year-old started the north London derby at Emirates Stadium last November, even though he had only recently rejoined his team-mates after recovering from another ankle problem. Kane duly scored the equaliser from the penalty spot in a 1-1 draw.
Spurs have coped well during the recent absence of their leading scorer, whose 24 goals in all competitions, 19 of which have come in the league, once again place him at the top of the club’s scoring charts.
Tottenham have won their last five Premier League matches and kept their title hopes alive with a memorable 3-1 win at Swansea on Wednesday, although they remain seven points adrift of leaders Chelsea.
In other Tottenham news, the London giants have won the race to sign a 32-goal striker who has taken the league by storm.