‘Getting closer’ – Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou outlines James Maddison injury return timeline with star midfielder nearing comeback

The English midfielder hurt his ankle ligament during their Premier League loss against crosstown rivals Chelsea on November 6 and has since been out of action. However, Postecoglou remains optimistic that he might return ahead of the FA Cup fourth-round tie against Manchester City on January 26 provided there are no fresh setbacks in the two-week window.

Postecoglou told reporters: "He’s getting closer. He hasn’t trained with the group yet. Obviously, after Man United, we’ve got two weeks and I’ll be hoping between the two Manchester games he’s back training with the first team as long as there’s no setbacks in that two-week window.”

When asked if Maddison will be fit to face City, he said: "It depends when he starts training. If he starts training early next week, potentially, but then again you have to see how they train with the first team, how they feel. He and Manor Solomon are the next two that should be fairly close after that (the week after the City game) provided there are no setbacks.”


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