Jose Mourinho has suggested Harry Kane could be ready to return from an ankle injury and play in Tottenham’s crunch clash with Manchester City on February 13th.
Kane hurt both ankles in the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool on Thursday and subsequently missed Sunday’s 1-0 loss at Brighton. He also looks set to be absent for upcoming games against Chelsea and West Brom in the Premier League and Everton in the FA Cup.
But rather than being out for a few weeks as he has in the past, it looks like the striker will only miss a fortnight of action – or at least that’s what Kane himself thinks, according to Mourinho.
Speaking after the Brighton game, the Spurs boss provided a positive update on Kane’s fitness, strongly suggesting the England captain will be ready for the trip to the Etihad in just under two weeks.
“The news is pretty good,” Mourinho said (via the Independent). “On the day of the Liverpool game, no idea. Then the next day we were thinking about three weeks, but Harry is optimistic. He has the experience of some injuries in ankles and in his mind it is a couple of weeks.”
If the second half against Liverpool and the entire performance at Brighton were anything to go by, Tottenham need Kane back as soon as possible. They look devoid of cohesion and impact in attack when he doesn’t play.