Tottenham Suffer Fresh Blow As Key Man Picks Up Injury Ahead Of Arsenal Trip
Tottenham’s injury problems continue ahead of their trip to Arsenal after Jan Vertonghen picked up an ankle injury while away with the Belgian squad this week
Tottenham’s injury problems continue ahead of their trip to Arsenal after Jan Vertonghen picked up an ankle injury while away with Belgium this week, according to the Evening Standard.
Vertonghen was once again called up to the Belgium squad ahead of their friendlies with Mexico and Japan and was looking to build on his record 97 international caps.
However, Red Devils boss Roberto Martinez confirmed today that Vertonghen has been ruled out of the Mexico game tomorrow night after suffering an ankle injury in training.
The 30-year-old is also a doubt for the Japan game next week and if he does miss that game then Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will be left with a dilemma ahead of next Saturday’s trip to the Emirates.
The piece of good news for Tottenham is that Martinez has suggested Vertonghen’s injury isn’t serious so it shouldn’t keep him out of action for too long.
He’s quoted as saying by the Evening Standard:
“Jan won’t be in the team tomorrow. He is suffering a little pain in the ankle, but it isn’t serious.”
Tottenham will no doubt be keeping a close eye on Vertonghen’s condition over the coming days but his injury is the latest concern for Pochettino with just 8 days to go before the north London derby.
Toby Alderweireld, Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm all missed the win over Crystal Palace last weekend through injury and were forced out of their international squads this week.
Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Harry Winks were also pulled out of the England squad with knocks while Victor Wanyama and Erik Lamela are still working their way back to full fitness.
So Pochettino has plenty of injury problems to worry about and the Tottenham boss will be praying several of his players will recover in time to make the huge clash at Arsenal next weekend.
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