Jose Mourinho has offered ‘pretty good news’ on Harry Kane’s fitness with the Tottenham forward optimistic over his latest ankle injury.
Kane was substituted at half-time during the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool on Thursday and missed the subsequent loss at Brighton this weekend, with Spurs struggling in the absence of their leading scorer as they crashed to a second successive defeat at the Amex Stadium.
There were fears that Kane could be facing a significant spell on the sidelines with the England captain having a history of ankle injuries, missing much of the past three seasons with a number of ankle-related issues.
Mourinho admitted he was unsure on the timeframe for Kane’s return following the loss to Liverpool, but has provided an encouraging update and believes that the 27-year-old could return within ‘a couple of weeks’.
“The news is pretty good news,” Jose told SpursTV. “After Liverpool, no idea. Then the next day, we were thinking about three weeks, something like that.
“I don’t want to be super-optimistic, but Harry is optimistic, he has the experience of some injuries in his ankles and in Harry’s mind, it’s a couple of weeks, so let’s see if he’s right.”
The positive news regarding Kane’s injury could see the forward return for the north Londoners’ crucial clash with league leaders Manchester City on February 13.
Spurs are currently sixth in the Premier League following back-to-back defeats over the past week, six points adrift of the Champions League places with a game in hand.