Jose Mourinho has provided a positive injury update on Tottenham Hotspur‘s attacking stars Harry Kane and Son Heung-min. Mourinho has hinted both could recover from injury to feature before the end of the season.
Son sustained a fractured arm against Aston Villa and underwent successful surgery, which was said to rule him out for ‘several weeks’. Harry Kane’s season was also plunged into doubt when he required surgery to repair a torn hamstring; a procedure that looked to rule him out for up to three months, jeopardising his EURO 2020 availability.
Positive Injury Update on Harry Kane and Son Heung-min
Harry Kane Ahead of Schedule
Since Kane’s setback, Spurs have been short of attacking guidance and leadership from the front. Despite suffering a more long-term injury, Kane’s chances of earlier availability have been backed by Jose Mourinho in the latest update, according to the club’s official website:
“He’s a little ahead of schedule,” Mourinho said. “It gives me a hope of, instead of one or two matches, three, four or five.
“I don’t know [when he will return]. Just speculating a little bit but the feelings are good. He’s doing what he can do at this stage but always with a good feeling. Everything is going well, so yes, positive.”
Mourinho also commented on Harry Kane’s relentless work-rate to get back on track but reassured that the club is managing the situation carefully.
“Every time he has a problem, he’s the kind of guy that doesn’t accept protocols, a date, a fixture. He always tries to go ahead. He’s the kind of guy that we have a very good control and communication with. Sometimes the players break protocol and come earlier than expected.
“He’s obviously a great professional and a fighter and he wants to be back as soon as possible.”
Son Heung-min Recovery on Track
Son travelled to Seoul, South Korea, as part of his surgery and rehabilitation for his arm fracture. Despite Mourinho previously hinting that Son would be set to miss the remainder of the season, he has provided a more optimistic outlook on this occasion.
He said: “That’s another hope [to play again this season] but of course we’re far from it. He’s coming back to England very soon. Then, of course, he’ll have to follow some safety protocols because he flies from Seoul.
“When his recovery starts, we’ll try all the possibilities to have him back for some matches. Again, I cannot imagine when. But there’s a good possibility that before the end of the season, we have Harry and Sonny playing together.”