The Evening Standard reports Danny Rose has resumed outdoor training and hopes to return to first team action in the North London derby at the end of the month.
Mauricio Pochettino had suggested Rose could play against Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Saturday depending on his rehabilitation.
But it seems Rose’s knee hasn’t recovered in time for this weekend. Tottenham face Crystal Palace next Wednesday before Arsenal visit White Hart Lane on the 30th.
Spurs will surely be keen for Rose to get some minutes at Selhurst Park in the hope that he is fit enough to start against the Gunners.
Ben Davies has impressed at left-back since Rose limped off against Sunderland back in January, but Tottenham fans are eager to see Rose back in the starting line-up.
The 26-year-old had been one of Spurs’ most consistent performers this season prior to his injury. Arguably, however, Pochettino’s side have enjoyed their best form of the season with Davies in the side.
That’s not to say Tottenham’s form and Davies’ inclusion are mutually exclusive — Spurs will undoubtedly have a better a chance of winning silverware once Rose is back in the team.