Tottenham defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto returns to first-team training
The Cameroon international has been out for three-months
Wednesday 12 December 2012
Tottenham defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto has resumed first-team training after over three months out with a knee injury.
The Cameroon international has been Spurs' first-choice left-back for the last four seasons, but he has been limited to three appearances so far this term after a niggling injury flared up in September.
He had been expected to be out for four weeks, but the problem was much worse than expected.
The enigmatic 28-year-old raised hopes of a return to action today, however, when he tweeted: "Trainning with the team today !!! I hope as i ll remember the name of every one LOL."
Manager Andre Villas-Boas is expected to confirm whether Assou-Ekotto will be available for Sunday's Barclays Premier League game against Swansea later this week.
The Portuguese could also have another long-term injury victim - Scott Parker - available for the clash at White Hart Lane.
Parker has not played for the first team this season after suffering an Achilles injury in the summer.
The 32-year-old, who won the club's player of the year award last season, has played for the reserves and the Under-21's in the last seven days.
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