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Harry Winks has ankle surgery, targeting preseason Tottenham return

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Go on, Winksy.

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With at least one of Tottenham Hotspur’s midfielders likely departing this summer, Harry Winks will very likely be an even more important part of Spurs’ team next season. That’s if he can recover from injury. Winksy shared an Instagram story on his personal feed today that showed him in a protective boot recovering from ankle surgery, with a hopeful note that he intends to return in time for Tottenham’s preseason.

It’s been pretty much a lost season for Winks who has been dealing with a long term problem with his ankle all year. He came back briefly for a couple of games in the middle of the season, but the problem was pernicious. It even resulted him traveling to Qatar to see a specialist, but to no avail.

Winksy said later on that he was hoping NOT to have surgery because he knew that doing so would probably torpedo any chance he had of making England’s World Cup squad. That ship sailed a while ago, unfortunately. Hindsight is always 20/20, and if Winks had had surgery a while ago he might be either healthy or well on the road back by now, but that’s not always how things work.

With luck and a lot of hard work, Winks can recover and be ready to go in time for Spurs’ preseason training. Let’s hope so because Spurs could really use him in the midfield next season.