Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane could make a return from injury sooner than expected and give manager Mauricio Pochettino a huge boost ahead of the remainder of the campaign. The England international suffered ankle ligament damage during the FA Cup win over Millwall and fears were rife he could be sidelined for a large part of the rest of the season.
But after Spurs adjudged the blow not to be as "severe" as the injury Kane suffered earlier in the term when he missed seven weeks, The Mirror reports the 23-year-old could return to action for the Premier League visit of AFC Bournemouth on 15 April. The clash comes a week before the north Londoners face Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
Kane is still likely to miss the upcoming league games with Burnley, Swansea City and Watford but news that Tottenham could yet have their top scorer - who has netted 24 times this season - available within a month could act as a major fillip for the club. Heading into the resumption of the domestic calendar, the White Hart Lane club trail leaders Chelsea by two points but victory in their 10 remaining league games will guarantee them a Champions League place for next season.
Meanwhile, full-back Danny Rose remains on course to return from knee ligament damage in April. Tottenham have been non-committal over the 26-year-old's fitness but he could join Kane in returning to the fold in time for the climax to the campaign. The former Watford and Bristol City defender has not played since the draw over Sunderland on 31 January.
"Victor and Mousa are top, top players – probably two of the best midfielders in the league," Winks told Tottenham's official website. "They're great guys off the pitch as well, not just on it. They're brilliant with their advice and for me, just watching them on the bench and coming on alongside them, I'm learning all the time.
"Seeing them in training every day too – they complement each other very well."