Dutch physiotherapist and acupuncturist Dick van Toorn treated van der Vaart last week and claims that he’s got the Spurs star well on the road to recovery.
Van Toorn, 79, said: “In the hospital, they said Rafa would be out for more than a month. But he can play in next week’s Tottenham match.
“I will leave that decision up to the medical staff of Tottenham.
“Rafael is a crown jewel for football. I have rarely met a player in all those years who is so dedicated to his job and who wants to work so hard to get back on the pitch.
“He loves his football and he loves his club.’’