‘Ice on his groin’ – England U21 boss provides update on Oliver Skipp injury

Oliver Skipp
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England Under-21 boss Lee Carsley has admitted that Oliver Skipp was feeling some stiffness in his groin following the side’s win over Kosovo on Tuesday.

Skipp could not have hoped for a better start to the campaign, with the 20-year-old starting at the base of Tottenham’s midfield in all three of their Premier League clashes under Nuno Espirito Santo so far.

The youngster has impressed in all of his outings, having seemingly returned from his loan spell at Norwich last season with a lot of confidence.

Skipp took his club form into the international scene this week, putting in a tidy display for the Young Lions on Tuesday as they overcame Kosovo 2-0.

However, Spurs fans would have been concerned when they saw the midfielder being forced off with a groin problem in the second half of the match.

Carsley was optimistic in his assessment of Skipp’s injury after the game but admitted that they need to see how the midfielder progresses over the coming hours to get a better idea.

When asked about the Tottenham academy graduate hobbling off, Carsley said (via Football.London): “I saw him on the treatment table with ice on his groin.

“He said there was a bit of stiffness there. We should know more tomorrow but Oli’s a robust player.

“The intensity he plays at, he’s 100 per cent for 90 minutes. He was excellent tonight and he’s going to be an important player for us.”

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The international break seems to have been a disaster for Spurs, with several of our players coming off with knocks. Hopefully, Skipp was just taken off as a precaution and will be available for the trip to Palace for the weekend. It will be a shame for the youngster if he is forced out after the way he has started the season.

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