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Alderweireld & Kane recovering after injury setbacks

The two players will each miss this weekend’s trip to Bournemouth but are edging closer to their returns, as Spurs look to continue their unbeaten start to the domestic season

Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane have both received positive news on the injury front, but will each miss Tottenham’s trip to Bournemouth on Saturday.

The Belgium international sustained a knee problem in last weekend’s 1-1 draw at West Brom, and subsequently missed the goalless draw with Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Tuesday.

A scan on Alderweireld’s injury has come up clear, while England striker Kane is back in training after sustaining an ankle problem during the victory over Sunderland on September 18.

“Toby’s scan was clear, but he is still in a lot of pain,” said Pochettino. “Like Harry, he is not available for the weekend. We’re happy that Toby does not have a big issue, but it was a very heavy knock.

“Harry is going very well. We are happy with him. He has started to touch the ball for the first time and has done some exercises with the sports science team. He is positive and so are we. We assess him every day.

“He is not available this weekend, but he is going well. It’s about how his ankle reacts to different things and that is something we assess day by day.”

Spurs, who have not lost in the top flight this season, put eight goals past Bournemouth across their two league meetings in 2015-16, with Kane netting five of those.

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