Vertonghen Should Return To Face Arsenal After Being Ruled Out For 4 Weeks
Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen hopes to return in time to face rivals Arsenal after being ruled out for up to four weeks with an ankle ligament injury.
Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen is set to miss the start of the new Premier League season after being ruled out for up to four weeks with an ankle ligament injury, according to the Daily Mail.
The centre-back was stretchered off during Spurs 3-1 defeat to Sunderland in Hong Kong on Wednesday during the opening game of the Premier League Asia Trophy after landing awkwardly on his ankle.
Andre Villas-Boas was critical of the conditions after the game with heavy rain leaving large sections of the playing surface under water, and the Spurs boss hinted that the pitch may have played a part in Vertonghen’s injury.
‘I was concerned but what can you do? The pitch is what it is, it’s always like that at this tournament. The conditions are poor, they’re always like that.’
‘You can’t change the conditions. They are extremely poor.’ AVB was quoted as saying by the Mail.
Th injury means the Belgian intentional will now miss Tottenham’s opening match of the new season away to Crystal Palace on Sunday 18th August and he will also be a slight doubt to face Swansea the following week.
However, barring any complications in his recovery, he should be back in time to face rivals Arsenal in the North London Derby at the Emirates on the 1st September.
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