Oliver Skipp has started his pre-season preparations ahead of the new campaign and will join Matt Doherty and Japhet Tanganga in Tottenham training next week, according to Football.London.
Antonio Conte and Spurs’ medical staff have identified next Monday as the ideal time for all three players to return to Hotspur Way to begin their staggered levels of pre-season training.
Skipp suffered a pelvic injury last October but continued to play until February in his breakthrough campaign at Spurs before his season was curtailed after having surgery to fix the problem (The Athletic).
The report explains the England U21 international midfielder has returned to full fitness and has started a programme of work to get him up to speed before linking up with Doherty and Tanganga for early pre-season sessions.
The defensive pair suffered respective knee injuries last season with Tanganga missing the majority of matches since the turn of the year after undergoing surgery in March.
Doherty, who worked his way into Conte’s thoughts with a number of impressive displays, was absent for the run-in after rupturing a medial collateral ligament at Aston Villa in April.
Meanwhile, those in the Tottenham squad who did not feature over the recent international period are expected to return to training in less than a fortnight before the club’s tour of South Korea.
Spurs Web Opinion
This is good news for all three and this should prepare them for what is expected to be a gruelling few weeks of pre-season training under Conte. They had pretty big injuries last season so they will need time to ease back in and get back up to speed.
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