Spurs have been handed a massive boost when it comes to Harry Kane and his injury.
The striker is currently missing with a hamstring injury. Varying reports have emerged in the last few days questioning just how long Kane might be out of action for.
Former England man, Michael Owen, predicted no way back for Kane even for Euro 2020 given the nature of the injury.
However, according to a report from The Telegraph with comments from sports science expert, Michael Davison, the prognosis around Kane is looking positive.
“He firstly chose one of the best surgeons in the world for this particular operation. No-one else in Europe does more of these operations that Fares Haddad,” Davison said.
“I would expect him to be able to return to pitch based work around 10 to 12 weeks (after the operation), and be available for selection by 14 weeks post-operative.”
That news will boost Jose Mourinho and Spurs as they head into the final weeks of the season. The club is expected to be challenging for a place in Europe, so having Kane fit will be ideal.
Despite not being his usual self this season, Kane has still fired in 11 Premier League goals. He was also the top goalscorer in European Championship qualification, highlighting his importance to England.
Don’t rush back, we’ve seen this before – TBR View
Those of a certain age will remember England being in this sort of situation before.
David Beckham faced a race against time to be fit for the World Cup in 2002. While Beckham did make it, he was never the same player in the tournament. It was plain to see.
Similarly, Wayne Rooney suffered a similar fate before the 2006 tournament. Once again, he got back but was nowhere near fit enough to have a huge impact.
Therefore, despite Spurs reliance on Kane, it’s important he doesn’t rush back. England need him, and with an injury like a hamstring tear, it’s playing with fire to come back too soon.
Obviously he’ll seek advice, but Kane might well be best served sitting the season out in all honesty.