Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is set to return to full training next week, per the Daily Mail.
The report states that Kane could be available for the Premier League encounter with Burnley after injuring his ankle ligaments against Manchester United in January.
The BBC reported initially that the 25-year-old could be out until March but he appears poised to make an earlier-than-expected recovery.
The England captain has missed games against Fulham, Watford, Newcastle United and Leicester City in the league, though Mauricio Pochettino’s side have taken a maximum 12 points from the four encounters. Son Heung-Min, in Kane’s absence, scored in each of the three latter games, having missed the Fulham encounter due to international commitments with South Korea.
Kane was also absent from the FA Cup defeat to Crystal Palace and the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg penalty shootout loss to Chelsea.
A 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie was also achieved without Kane, but news of his return will serve as a major boost to Pochettino.
Spurs continue to fight on two fronts – they face the return leg in Germany on March 5, after Premier League games against Burnley, Chelsea and Arsenal.
And fans are delighted with Kane’s impending return to fitness, though many have urged Pochettino to ease him back in as Spurs look forward to a potentially season-defining run of games. Take a look at the best reaction below.
Hopefully we start him on the bench, no need to rush him back! Big fixtures coming
— Christopher Gordon (@ChrisGord21) February 15, 2019
Hopefully he won’t be rushed back. Last season he came back into the starting line up too quickly so didn’t get back to his best until May
— Stuart Longley (@stuartmlongley) February 15, 2019
Don’t play them
— Sam Thompson (@Thompson123Sam) February 15, 2019
Kane back in training Monday could feature against Burnley save him for Chelsea put ten past them
— enzo bertolone (@enzo_bertolone) February 15, 2019
— Thomas Hapgood (@Tiger118118) February 15, 2019
— Mike (@mikee_swe) February 15, 2019
No rush, we have Son and others doing the business! Bring him fresh for Arsenal!
— Samir Gohil (@gohilsamir) February 15, 2019
It’s just get better #COYS
— El jefe (@Real_DonStreets) February 15, 2019
— Lee Warren (@wozza67) February 15, 2019
Forget Kane. Stick @JanVertonghen up top
— Live for Spurs (@VanDerVolks8) February 15, 2019