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Harry Kane expected to return from injury within four to six weeks

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The EPL scoring leader could return to the pitch as soon as April 15 against Bournemouth.

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Even after this week’s news that the injury to Harry Kane’s ankle wasn’t as bad as feared, Tottenham Hotspur fans have been sweating on the possible return date for Spurs’ talismanic striker. While there’s still no official word on a return date from the club (and knowing Tottenham, we probably shouldn’t expect one), Sky Sports’ Lyall Thomas writes that Kane is expected to rejoin the starting lineup within four to six weeks.

That kind of time frame could put him back on the pitch as early as the Easter Saturday home match against Bournemouth, and the latest he could return would be for the North London Derby on April 30. That puts his participation against Chelsea in the FA Cup semifinal in slight doubt.

Here’s a list of matches that Kane could miss while he recuperates:

  • Southampton (Sunday, March 19)
  • @ Burnley (Saturday, April 1)
  • @ Swansea City (Wednesday, April 5)
  • Watford (Saturday, April 8)
  • Bournemouth (Saturday, April 15)
  • Chelsea — FA Cup Semifinal, Wembley (Saturday, April 22)

All things considered, it’s not too bad of a stretch for Kane to miss. The most difficult match (apart from the FA Cup) is probably the trip to Turf Moor to play a Burnley team that is very good at home.

It’s never good to be without Harry Kane for any stretch of time, but it sounds like things could be a heck of a lot worse.