Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane could make his return from injury in two weeks time, according to his manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The London Evening Standard write that Kane’s recovery is going better than expected, having initially been pencilled in for an early March return.
The 25-year-old suffered the ankle ligament damage in a challenge with Phil Jones during last month’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester United at Wembley.
The striker has scored 14 goals in 22 Premier League matches this season, and has been replaced by Fernando Llorente and/or Son Heung-min.
Spurs have won every league match in his absence, all by a single goal, but suffered defeats to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup and Crystal Palace in the FA Cup.
The England man returned to training earlier this week and spent a week undertaking warm-weather training in Barbados.
When asked for an update on his star striker, Pochettino said he will miss next week’s Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund but suggested he could be ready for the match with Burnley on February 23rd.
Now he is here, he is doing well, he is doing fantastic. We need to stop him every day because he wants to be ahead of his recovery and he’s very optimistic and determined to play as soon as possible. It’s unbelievable but he’s doing well, if you see him he’s nearly ready to play but we need to be realistic too and of course in between all the areas to take the best decision. He’s so close to coming back again. Not for Sunday, not for Wednesday but we will see after. Maybe [for Burnley], maybe yes.