Tottenham have been handed a boost on the fitness of Harry Kane after the striker stepped up his rehabilitation from injury on Monday.
The England captain was put through a one-on-one fitness session with Spurs’ strength and conditioning coach Charlie Moore at the club’s Enfield Training Centre.
Kane was seen doing light dynamic movements over hurdles and shuttle runs between cones before adding some ball work into his routine.
He posted a video to his Twitter account of him in training, and said: “Love being back on the grass with a ball at my feet.”
The 26-year-old suffered a serious hamstring injury in the league defeat to Southampton on New Years Day, and was forced to go under the knife to fix it.
Initial diagnosis from Spurs stated “surgery is not expected to impact the timeframe that the England captain will be sidelined, with the expectation that he will return to training in April.”
Kane is therefore back quicker than planned, although it may still be a few weeks before he can join the rest of his teammates in a full session.
The forward is in a race to be fit for England’s Euro 2020 campaign this summer, and will no doubt be keen to taste some domestic action in the build-up to the tournament.
Tottenham have struggled to maintain consistent results without their talisman, and have now slipped to eighth in the table.
His return will provide a welcome boost to their top four hopes, though that could be all they are playing for by the time he makes a comeback.
Jose Mourinho’s side must overturn a 1-0 first leg defeat to Red Bull Leipzig on Tuesday if they are to stay in the Champions League, less than a week after they were dumped out of the FA Cup by Norwich.
He made his intentions of representing his country this summer quite clear earlier this month, as he responded to England’s UEFA Nations League draw.
“Some great games coming later in the year,” he said. “All focus on the Euros first!”