Mauricio Pochettino delivered some mixed Tottenham Hotspur injury news as he spoke to the media on Thursday afternoon.
The Spurs head coach revealed that star striker Harry Kane is set to return to training next week, having not played a game since damaging his ankle ligaments in Tottenham’s 1-0 win over Sunderland on September 18.
Kane has since missed four games and it had been feared that he could also be ruled out of the North London Derby when Spurs visit Arsenal in November.
However, Sky Sports today report that Kane could be back in action for that big match.
As Kane will not be back in training until next week, he will remain unavailable for Saturday’s Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion.
Spurs may also be without midfielder Mousa Dembele, who is in pain, according to Pochettino’s latest update.
In fact, judging by these quotes – courtesy of Sky Sports – Dembele could be out for a while.
Pochettino said: “He had a minor problem in his hamstring against Sunderland. Then it was good but he got a knock in his foot, an old problem, and now he’s recovering from that.
“It was in training. It’s minor but it’s painful for him. When he touches the ball, it’s painful for him.”
On Kane, he added: “At the end of this week, maybe he can start to train and touch the grass a little bit. He’s very positive, he’s doing well.
“We hope that next week he’ll be training on the grass, on the pitch – still not with the group – but we’re happy in the way he is recovering from his injury.”