Ryan Sessegon has recommenced light training following hamstring surgery to hand Tottenham a major fitness boost.
Mail Sport understands the versatile left-sided player is set to restart running out on a grass in what will be a significant step on his road to recovery.
Sessegnon is still a number of weeks away from returning to full training with the rest of his senior team-mates.
The former Fulham’s recovery is on schedule but Spurs medics are taking a very cautious approach to Sessegnon’s rehabilitation programme and are not rushing him back despite the season ending injury suffered by Ivan Perisic last week.
Tottenham aren’t putting a timeframe on Sessegnon’s return to full fitness.
Nevertheless the news arrives a huge boost to Spurs and Sessegnon, who has been dogged by injury complaints in recent seasons.
Sessegnon has been earmarked as a vital part of Ange Postecoglou’s plans this season and the club want to guarantee his body is primed for a return to senior football.
But there is emerging hope at the club that Sessegnon can put those injury troubles behind him once he’s ready to return.