Harry Kane OUT of protective boot as striker hands boost to Tottenham with Champions League final – should they make it – targeted for comeback
- Harry Kane is out of his protective boot after spending time out on the sidelines
- The Tottenham striker picked up an injury against Manchester City this month
- Kane can now accelerate his rehabilitation as he looks to return to action swiftly
- Should Tottenham beat Ajax, Kane could be fit for the Champions League final
Harry Kane is out his protective boot and has the all-clear to accelerate his rehabilitation from an ankle injury.
Sportsmail understands the Tottenham striker was given the go ahead to stop wearing the boot earlier this week and his injured ankle has reacted well to walking unaided.
Work will now begin on strengthening the left ankle at the club’s Enfield HQ, a development that represents a huge boost towards Kane’s hopes of being fit for a potential Champions League final and England’s Nations League campaign at the start of next month.
Harry Kane has handed Tottenham a boost after being allowed to lose the protective boot
Kane has had to watch his team-mates from home while he has rested up with the boot on
Indeed, there is a growing feeling that, provided Kane’s recovery goes to plan, the striker will be fit enough to feature for Tottenham in the Madrid showpiece on June 1, should Mauricio Pochettino’s make it past Ajax in the semi-final.
England medics will stay in regular contact with their Spurs counterparts ahead of the period when Gareth Southgate’s decides on his final squad for the UEFA Nations League finals in Portugal, which kicks off against Holland on June 6.
But provided Kane’s left ankle heals in a similar way to his recovery from a virtually identical injury earlier in the season, the England captain is growing increasingly confident of being fit for international duty.
Kane sustained the injury in Tottenham’s 1-0 Champions League quarter-final first leg win over Manchester City on April 9.
Tottenham’s No 10 turned his left ankle while battling with Man City’s Delph earlier this month
Manchester City left back Delph shouts at Kane as the Spurs striker sits injured on the turf