Harry Kane has said there is no timeframe on his return from an ankle injury, suggesting he could be in contention to play for Tottenham again sooner than expected.
The striker hasn’t played since damaging ankle ligaments in last month’s Premier League defeat to Manchester United at Wembley.
He was originally ruled out until March, but last week he posted promising video clips of his rehabilitation, showing he is already running and putting pressure on his ankle.
Over the weekend, Kane – a huge NFL fan – attended the Super Bowl and gave a number of interviews.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the 24-year-old was asked about his injury and whether he could return sooner than March.
He said: “It’s going well. I went away for some warm weather training and we’re stepping it up, [we will] see next week how we go, start to get the balls out and just see how the ankle reacts.
“It’s going well so far but we have just got to take our time with it and make sure we get it right.
“I never put a time on any of my injuries.
“It is just about how it feels. The ankle feels great at the moment, so as long as the swelling stays away and we can keep progressing that would be great.”
Spurs fans will be desperate for their talisman to return to the side. The Londoners are currently scraping past their opponents and could do with Kane back for the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie against Borussia Dortmund.
Looking further ahead, it seems Kane will almost certainly be available for the north London derby against Arsenal on March 2 – although there has been no confirmation yet.