We’re eight days from the start of the Premier League season, and there are still some questions regarding the long-term injuries at the club. Erik Lamela, Danny Rose, and Son Heung-Min are still nursing injuries that have required surgery in the past few months.
But there’s some good news! Sonny is back in light training with Tottenham’s first team after breaking his arm in World Cup qualifying last month.
We saw Sonny sans cast in Tottenham’s behind-the-scenes “green screen day” video, which we viewed then as a good sign. You can see in the above photos that Sonny’s still wearing a soft cast, but not the bionic man thing that we saw in early training photos.
So that’s good, but it probably means that he’s still a ways away from actually playing in competitive matches. He was given a three month return schedule after his injury, and while it looks like he’s ahead of schedule, I doubt we’ll see him on Saturday vs. Juventus or possibly the first couple of league matches.
Meanwhile, the Standard provided a brief update on Rose and Lamela. Danny is close to a return and could be ready by the end of the month, while Lamela has a targeted return date of October, which would mean he has missed a full year of competition. Both had surgery to correct nasty recurring injuries — Rose to correct a knee injury, and Lamela had procedures on both of his hips.
Rose and Sonny are going to be super important to Tottenham’s success this season, and we know how good Lamela can be when he’s actually healthy. Hopefully there are no further setbacks and we can welcome all three back to the fold before too long.