Injury expert has potential bad news for Tottenham and Micky Van de Ven

Injury expert Dr Rajpal Brar has said that Micky van de Ven is unlikely to be fit to feature against Luton Town at the end of this month.

When Van de Ven pulled up with a hamstring problem at the start of the second half against Aston Villa two weeks ago, Spurs fans would have had their hearts in their mouths, given that the centre-back had missed nearly three months of football with a hamstring injury earlier this season.

However, it does not appear as if the problem is as serious this time around, with Ange Postecoglou admitting last week that it is not a major injury and that he is hopeful the defender could be back after the international break (Sky Sports News).

We saw at Craven Cottage just how important the Dutchman is to Spurs, with Postecoglou’s men struggling to cope with the home side’s pacy counter-attacks in the 22-year-old’s absence.

Micky van de Ven
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Micky Van de Ven may miss Spurs vs Luton Town

Despite the Tottenham head coach’s positive assessment, Brar would be surprised if Van de Ven is back in time for Tottenham’s next game.

He told Tottenham News: “Sounds like the assessment is ongoing but the comments from Ange are positive. We don’t have much information other than it being a thigh injury so it’s hard to give best vs worst case but typically that would be a difference of days vs months out.

“A better gauge will be to see how he’s training after the international break. I still think it’s unlikely he’s back for the next game.”

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Postecoglou is generally quite pessimistic in his assessments of injury time frames and often plans for the worst-case scenarios. The fact that the Australian has said that he is hopeful that the Dutchman will be back after the international break makes me confident that Van de Ven will be fit to start against Luton.

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