Harry Kane hands major boost to Tottenham and England by returning to light training… as Jose Mourinho reveals striker and team-mate Son Heung-min could return this season
- Tottenham have been given a boost with Harry Kane undergoing light training
- There were initial fears that Kane may miss the remainder of the 2019-20 season
- But the Spurs and England striker took another significant step to his return
- Jose Mourinho also said Son Heung-min could also return for the final games
Harry Kane has returned to light training to provide Tottenham and England with a major boost.
The Spurs striker has been missing since January and was expected to be available for action for the start of April.
As Sportsmail revealed earlier this month, Kane visited the Bahamas to complete a period of warm weather training.
Harry Kane has handed Tottenham a major boost with the striker returning to light training
Kane had gone to the Caribbean to complete a warm weather training programme recently
And Kane has taken another significant step towards fitness by returning to the club’s Enfield HQ to begin the next phase of his rehabilitation.
Manager Jose Mourinho refused to put a date on his comeback – but said he hoped to have Kane available for the final ‘four or five’ games of the season.
‘I would say a little bit ahead [of schedule]. It gives me hope,’ Mourinho said. ‘Instead of [being back for] one or two matches, [it could be] three, four or five.
‘We are speculating a little bit but the feelings are good. He is doing what he can do at this stage and always with a good feeling.
‘Sometimes you follow the protocols and you have setbacks because you have bad feeling with certain movements, but it is going well. Hopefully he can help us in the last part of the season.
‘He is the kind of guy that doesn’t accept protocol or a single date or fixture [for his return]. He is a great professional and a fighter and he wants to be back as soon as possible.
Kane injured his hamstring on New Year’s Day against Southampton leaving Mourinho short
‘He’s obviously a great professional and a fighter and he wants to be back as soon as possible. What’s “as soon as possible?”, I don’t know.’
The Tottenham boss also revealed Son Heung-min could be available for the closing games of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a broken arm.
Mourinho feared Son would miss the rest of the season with the injury he suffered playing against Aston Villa, but he could play with a cast to quicken his return to action.
The forward will return from Korea, where he underwent the operation, this weekend.
Jose Mourinho also said that South Korean attacker Son Heung-min could return this season
Spurs are not concerned that Son could be infected by the coronavirus during his stay in Seoul because the nearest cases are 150 miles away.
Mourinho said: ‘That’s another hope but of course we’re far from it. He’s coming back to England very soon. Then of course he’ll have to follow some safety protocols because he flies from Seoul.
‘When his recovery starts, we’ll try all the possibilities to have him back for some matches. I cannot imagine when. But there’s a good possibility that before the end of the season, we have Harry and Sonny playing together.’
The Tottenham forward had surgery on a broken arm after sustaining the injury at Aston Villa
Asked about what advice players had been given about the coronavirus, Mourinho added: ‘I think the normal advice comes from the authorities, comes from the government. I’m not going to make any comment, I’m nobody, I’m no specialist.
‘I just get the legal advice and what my club gets from authorities, and of course we follow everything.
‘That’s why I’m saying that Sonny when he’s back from Seoul we will have to follow the protocols and we are not going to have him immediately here.’
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