- Harry Kane hasn’t played since injuring ankle ligaments on September 18
- The initial prognosis was that he would face six-to-eight weeks out
- But it is now emerging that he could meet the lower end of that target
- Tottenham Hotspur play rivals Arsenal at the Emirates on November 6
- Belgian Mousa Dembele has suffered a recurrence of an old foot injury
Harry Kane is set to return to training next week — and could be back in time for the north London derby.
The Tottenham Hotspur striker has not played since injuring his ankle ligaments against Sunderland almost a month ago and has missed four games so far.
The initial prognosis was that he would face six-to-eight weeks on the sidelines, but it is now emerging that he could meet the lower end of that target and be back to face rivals Arsenal.
Harry Kane has not played since injuring his ankle ligaments against Sunderland
The Tottenham Hotspur striker was helped off the White Hart Lane pitch after his injury
‘He’s very positive, he’s doing well,’ manager Mauricio Pochettino said. ‘Next week we hope he’ll be training on the pitch — not with the group but on the grass a little bit — but we’re happy.’
But there is worse news for Mousa Dembele who has suffered another injury setback.
The midfielder missed the start of the season due to the suspension he picked up at the end of last term.
He managed a substitute appearance against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League and started against Sunderland only to leave the field with a hamstring injury.
Argentine boss Mauricio Pochettino has said on Kane: ‘He’s very positive, he’s doing well’
Pochettino expected Dembele back after the international break, but he has been hampered yet again with the aggravation of an old foot injury.
Dembele missed five weeks of last season after taking a knock to his left foot against Everton and was struck on the same foot again in training.
‘He had a minor problem in his hamstring against Sunderland,’ Pochettino said. ‘Then it was good but he got a knock in his foot — an old problem — and now he’s recovering from that.
‘It’s minor but it’s painful for him. When he touches the ball, it’s painful.’
Belgian midfielder Mousa Dembele has suffered a recurrence of an old foot injury