Tottenham Hotspur’s players officially started preseason training this week, but there were several players who were not featured in the official training photos revealed by the clubs. One of those players was Harry Kane, and it turns out there’s a very good reason why he wasn’t in Spurs’ training — he’s been in quarantine.
According to the BBC, Kane and his family took a vacation to the Bahamas after the conclusion of the 2019-20 Premier League season. This in and of itself isn’t unusual — the Bahamas has been a popular destination for the Kane Clan and they’ve been photographed on the Bahamian beaches in past years as well.
When Kane left on vacation, the Bahamas wasn’t on the UK’s list of nations that require a quarantine upon returning, but it was added to that list on August 7, while Kane and his family were still there. That meant he and his family were forced into a 14-day quarantine upon returning to London. There aren’t any indications that Harry or anyone in his family have tested positive for coronavirus — it’s just a precaution.
Kane is still house-bound today, but the BBC reports that he’s expected back in training next week ahead of the first Premier League match of the season against Everton on September 12, and the Beeb also reassures readers that he’ll be fully fit for England’s all-important Nation’s League matches against Iceland and Denmark September 5 and 8. Well thank goodness for that.
It also does mean that Kane’s probably not going to feature in Tottenham’s first preseason match tomorrow against Ipswich Town... but more on that later.