It has now been almost two months since Spurs fans last saw Harry Kane walk out onto the pitch, with the England captain having last appeared at St Mary’s on January 1.
Kane lasted 70 minutes that day before over-stretching for a ball, rupturing the tendon in his left hamstring in the process.
Spurs first announced that the striker would need surgery and set a likely return date for early April, when he could commence training again.
However, a report this week stated that the England man could be back in six weeks, which would be a huge boost to his club and country.
With a hamstring injury, it is important not to rush the player back and risk aggravating the problem or even making it worse, especially ahead of a busy summer with the Euros.
Despite this, Mourinho has assured fans that Kane will not be rushed back, even if players do often deceive in order to get into the starting XI.
On Kane playing in last year’s Champions League Final after injury, he said (Football London): “Are you speaking about the Champions League final? I would play only with one leg if I was a player and I was playing in a Champions League final, with crutches!
“How can you stop a player playing in a Champions League final? Every player breaks protocols to play a Champions League final or a cup final. There are some matches where protocols mean nothing, nothing.
“So if that was the case, I think it isn’t the case to blame Harry or medical departments. That is just the nature of the way football is.”
On being realistic about Kane’s return, he added: “That is what we are going to be [realistic]. Tottenham doesn’t finish, doesn’t end in May.
“There is going to be Tottenham for many, many years so we would never risk Harry in a difficult situation, no chance. He is going to be back when he is ready to be back.”
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