TOTTENHAM striker Harry Kane could return from his ankle injury in a couple of weeks, according to manager Jose Mourinho.
The England captain suffered knocks to both ankles during Spurs’ 3-1 defeat to Liverpool on Thursday and was substituted at half-time.
And while Lilywhites fans were initially led to believe it could be a serious issue, Mourinho is confident his talisman will be back sooner than was first expected.
Speaking to Tottenham’s official website, he said: “The news is pretty good news.
“After Liverpool, no idea. Then the next day, we were thinking about three weeks, something like that.
“I don’t want to be super-optimistic, but Harry is optimistic, he has the experience of some injuries in his ankles and in Harry’s mind, it’s a couple of weeks, so let’s see if he’s right.”
Spurs suffered in their first match without Kane as they were beaten 1-0 away at Brighton on Sunday.
Mourinho’s side were thoroughly outplayed by the struggling Seagulls as Kane’s absence appeared to effect the Lilywhites’ creativity in a major way.
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The 27-year-old has scored 12 goals and assisted another 11 in just 19 Premier League appearances so far this season.
With a two week lay off, it could well be a race for Kane to make Spurs’ trip to Manchester City on February 13.
But they will unquestionably be without Kane for their London derby against Chelsea on Thursday as they look to get their campaign back on track.
Tottenham currently sit sixth in the table, six points off a Champions League place and 11 points off table toppers Man City.