One lucky Tottenham physio has been sent to the balmy Bahamas with Harry Kane to help the striker in his battle back from an ankle injury.
Spurs star Kane is working in the Caribbean sunshine to return as soon as possible after damaging ligaments during last month’s loss to Manchester United, and the club has sent a member of the medical staff along to keep an eye on him.
With Tottenham’s permission, Kane posted one of the videos charting his exercise regime on his own social media this week — boosting fans down in the dumps after seeing Spurs eliminated from both domestic cups in the space of 72 hours last week without him.
And now the 25-year-old England captain has been told to leave the Bahamas and report back to Spurs HQ in snowy north London to start next week building towards a comeback.
Before Saturday’s home game against Newcastle, manager Mauricio Pochettino said: “Harry’s in the Bahamas with our staff. He asked for permission to publish the video on social media. Every day we get a report, with videos and everything.
“Then, after training, the physio can go to the swimming pool and enjoy!
“Of course Harry is an important player for us we are going to say nothing different. When he is fit again we will have another player to help us. To have all the players fit is important.”
The club initially hinted at a mid-March return, but the progress in the video suggests the north London derby on March 2 is possible — and that the first leg of Spurs’ Champions League last 16 tie against Borussia Dortmund on February 13 may even be on the cards.
“We assess him day by day,” Pochettino added. “For me, now is not: Put some time on him to be involved with the team, because the most important now is to be focused on trying to recover. He is very strong and is a guy that puts 200 per cent in to be back as soon as possible.
“Harry would want to play tomorrow!”