Kyle Walker looks to set to return to training and match day squads after nearly seven months out, according to reports.
The Tottenham and England right back will be hoping to return soon to both club and country after having surgery on a lower abdominal injury in August.
Walker's last competitive appearance was against Benfica in the Europa League in March - he did appear in Tottenham's pre-season tour of North America but the injury flared up again and a decision was made to going on the operating table.
The London Evening Standard report that Walker has not started running yet but once he does he hopes to back in the first team picture soon. Tottenham are wary about issuing a timeline for the player's recovery, especially after the pre-season setback, but the ex-Sheffield United defender's reappearance cannot come soon enough.
Fellow Blades alumni Kyle Naughton had looked set to secure the right back position at White Hart Lane in Walker's absence but picked up an ankle injury as a result of Ryan Betrand's challenge in the 1-0 win over Southampton on Sunday.
Although the injury is not as bad as first feared, Naughton does look set to miss several weeks of the season just at the time that he looked to finally be getting an extended run at the club in his favourite position.
With DeAndre Yedlin trying to sort out a Latvian passport so he can get around work permit restrictions and make his move to England from the MLS sooner, both Kyle's would have hoped to have shown some form to secure their positions at the club.
While the younger Walker is first choice currently, he would have hoped to have established himself for his country too but instead John Stones and Callum Chambers have made great strides in his absence. Walker's return will be great news for both Mauricio Pochettino and Roy Hodgson.
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