Our £5m full-back has been out since the end of November with a hip injury.
He told the Official Spurs Website last week about the frustrations of rehabilitation but there is light at the end of the tunnel — he hopes to start running again when he returns to Spurs Lodge next week.
Ben admitted: “I’d love to play again before the end of the season, prove my fitness, get a break in the summer and come back fresh.
“As long as I feel good within myself I’ll be happy. At the moment time is not even on my mind, I just want to get fit again.”
It has been a case of rest and more rest in recent weeks for the former England Under-21 international who also revealed last week that he was due in hospital last Wednesday to have wisdom teeth removed.
You could say that added insult to injury but Ben added: “I’ve had three weeks rest, just doing weights and strengthening work and now I’m having my wisdom teeth out, I’m allowed a few more days off and then I’ll be taking it to the next stage, straight running and taking it from there.
“The days off will be a welcome break to be honest. The teeth have been playing me up so it’s a case of while I’m out I might as well get them out of the way. When I do come back they won’t be a problem.”
Ben Thatcher hopes to return to action before the end of the season.