Harry Kane has missed five games so far after suffering an ankle injury against Manchester United early last month.
The injury came at a horrible time for Spurs as the England captain was in a great run of form, creating and finishing off chances at will.
Fans feared that the team would crumble when Dele Alli also picked up a hamstring injury against Fulham. However, Spurs have coped with the absence of Kane and Alli better than expected and have ground out results in the league.
Spurs have been able to secure late winners against Fulham, Watford, and Newcastle in their last three consecutive Premier League games without their star striker. While the Lillywhites did bow out of the Carabao Cup on penalties, their loss against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup was in part due to the wholesale changes Pochettino had made to the side.
So all in all with Son’s return from the Asian Cup and Llorente managing to play himself into a bit of form, Kane’s absence doesn’t look as pressing a problem as it did a few weeks ago.
This is why the Spurs medical staff and Pochettino must be careful not to rush Kane back to action too quickly. The England striker has a history of recovering earlier than expected from ankle injuries and it seems no different this time as his recovery seems to be ahead of schedule (Sky Sports)
However, in the past Kane’s form has suffered badly when he has returned earlier than anticipated. Kane is the type of player who would want to be involved in every single game irrespective of whether he is fully fit or not but Pochettino and his staff would be wise to learn from past mistakes and allow the 25-year-old to recover completely before reintroducing him to first team action, so that he is full of confidence and there is no risk of another injury.
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