Ange Postecoglou has provided a positive update on the fitness of James Maddison as Tottenham prepare to face Bournemouth in the Premier League this weekend.
Maddison was pictured wearing a protective boot after picking up an ankle injury during last weekend’s 2-0 win over Manchester United in north London, with fears the summer signing could be ruled out for an extended period after an impressive start at Spurs.
The England international is in contention to feature as Spurs travel to Bournemouth on Saturday lunchtime however, having returned to first-team training.
The news will be a welcome boost to new head coach Postecoglou, whose side have made a strong start since his arrival from Celtic.
“Madders trained today unrestricted. We’ll see how he holds up but at the moment he will be available,” Postecoglou told his pre-match press conference.
“I think it was the incident when Romero got brought down, he had a shot and it was a block tackle. His ankle was a bit sore after that but medical team looked after him.
“There was no real push to have him available. It was down to him. People would have seen him in a moon boot but it was more precautionary. He has felt good and probably could have trained yesterday.”