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TEAM NEWS: Harry Kane returns to on-field rehab, five out for Wolverhampton match

Take the good news where you can get it!

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Team news is out for Sunday’s match between Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers. While five Spurs players remain sidelined for this match and will not be available for selection, there’s good news — Harry Kane has moved from gym work to on-pitch rehab as he continues to recover from the hamstring injury that has kept him out since November.

Everyone probably knows this already but “on-field rehabilitation” is NOT the same thing as “returned to full training.” Kane is still probably a few weeks away at minimum from returning to full training, and more than that to return to fitness. But that’s pretty darned good news for Tottenham — having Kane available before the end of the season (assuming he hasn’t rushed himself back, which y’know is probably likely) would be massive if Spurs can weather the storm until then.

UPDATE: Jose Mourinho has actually admitted as much, speculating in his pre-match press conference that his and Sonny’s rehabilitation means that they could actually play together yet this season!

The absence of Ryan Sessegnon probably has the biggest impact on Tottenham’s starting lineup — he would be a decent option to play at left back against Wolves’ formidable attack. Juan Foyth being back in full training suggests that he could be in line to make the bench on Sunday if he’s preferred to Jan Vertonghen.

Our preview and predicted lineup will be out a little later on today, but you can probably make a pretty good educated guess on Spurs’ starting XI based on this injury report.