Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele made a long awaited comeback from a hip problem as he played for Spurs’ under-21 side against Manchester United last night.
Dembele is one of Tottenham’s key midfield men and his return to action will allow him to increase his match fitness and sharpness ahead of the remainder of the Premier League season.
Hip and thigh problems have plagued him for most of his career with a similar injury to the one he’s currently suffering first appearing way back in October 2010.
Tottenham have four games left in the league campaign and while the match against Fulham at White Hart Lane this weekend may come a little too soon for the Belgian, the game against Stoke on April 26 could be a more realistic first team return date.
Spurs still have an outside chance of ending the season above local rivals Arsenal but they need a perfect run of league games for that to happen.
Tim Sherwood now has a tough choice over whether to throw him back into the team as quickly as possible or whether to wait and nurse him through to the end of the season, giving him a chance to play at the World Cup.