Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has revealed that Oliver Skipp is expected to be out of action for two to three weeks after it emerged the midfielder has suffered a hairline fracture in his heel.
Skipp missed Tottenham’s last two pre-season friendlies of the summer against Rangers and Roma after suffering an injury in training a couple of weeks ago.
Football.London reported earlier this week that the midfielder sustained a ‘nasty deep cut’ on his foot from an accidental stud impact in training, which required a lot of stitches.
The report stated that some Spurs players had to look away due to the unpleasant nature of the cut but it was explained the midfielder was only expected to miss Tottenham’s season opener against Southampton.
However, Gold has now revealed that the injury is worse than initially suspected, with the 21-year-old found to have a hairline fracture.
The journalist said that while the fracture is expected to heal quickly, Tottenham do need to wait for the heel bone to settle down.
Gold explained that Skipp could be back in training in just over a fortnight’s time but he might miss Tottenham’s first three matches of the season.
Spurs Web Opinion
Skipp has been extremely unfortunate with injuries over the last 12 months. I do not understand why some Spurs fans on social media seem to be suggesting that the 21-year-old is injury prone as this is not a muscle problem. This seems to be a freak accident which could have happened to anyone.
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