Tottenham Handed Double Injury Boost As Key Duo Step Up Recovery Work

By on December 22, 2017

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Tottenham have been handed a double injury boost with Victor Wanyama and Toby Alderweireld stepping up their recovery work this week.

Wanyama suffered a knee injury in pre-season training and made only two appearances at the start of the campaign before aggravating the problem during the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea.

The injury has proven to be far more serious than first thought as Wanyama has been on the sidelines for over four months and has been to see several specialists to get to the bottom of the issue and avoid surgery.

The Kenyan international has now stepped-up his rehabilitation after returning to full training with the rest of the first team squad on Wednesday afternoon.

Speaking to reporters at his pre-match press conference ahead of Tottenham’s trip to Burnley this weekend, Mauricio Pochettino is quoted as saying by the Independent:

“He is back in training with the team since yesterday. Before yesterday, he was training nearly all the time with the team.”

“Now we need to see how he reacts, and his knee. But it is a very good feeling from him. We will see when he can be involved again.”

Spurs will now carefully monitor the midfielders progress over the coming days but as long as he doesn’t suffer any setbacks then Wanyama should be given the all-clear to return to action in early January.

In a double boost for the north Londoners, Alderweireld has also stepped-up his rehabilitation after starting to run again outside on the training pitches this week.

The Belgian international has been out since suffering a serious hamstring injury during Tottenham’s Champions League victory over Real Madrid at the start of November.

The centre-back was initially pencilled in to return around Christmas time but a setback has meant Alderweireld is now not expected to be available again until well in to 2018.

However, the 28-year-old is back running outside and is on course to making his comeback in time for Tottenham’s crucial games against Liverpool, Arsenal and Juventus at the start of February.


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