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Harry Kane Nears Injury Return

Tottenham's on-loan striker could see the field by the festive period.

Julian Finney

Norwich fans may be getting another "Kane" for Christmas. Tottenham Hotspur's on-loan striker, Harry Kane, may be close to re-joining Norwich City. Kane suffered a metatarsal break in a September Capital One Cup match against Doncaster Rovers. The injury came just three games into Kane's loan, as the striker had been valued as a key attacker by Canaries manager Chris Hughton.

However, after a strong recovery led by the Tottenham Hotspur training staff, Kane is apparently close to rejoining Norwich City. Hughton discussed the recovery in a press conference today:

"Harry has completed about five days training in total, four of them with Tottenham. He is at the stage now where he has to keep developing his fitness," Hughton told a press conference.

"We have to determine over this next week or so when he is available for games. I think he has done a lot of good rehab, but is good news for us.

"I feel for the lad because he came here with a real spring in his step.

"The good thing is he is young and the type of injury he had, he will make a full recovery from, possibly for Christmas, but it is too soon to assess yet. He needs a week's training."

This is great news for Kane's development, giving the striker a chance to prove himself before the closing of the January transfer window. Norwich has struggled to find consistent scoring, marked by the fact that former Tottenham Hotspur defender Sebastien Bassong is second on the team's scoring charts with three goals. With Norwich finding form in the league, Kane could prove himself to be a key asset up top.