Medical expert Ben Dinnery believes ‘something needs to change’ at Tottenham after Ryan Sessegnon suffered a fourth hamstring injury of the season. 

The 21-year-old picked up the setback during Spurs’ 5-0 win over Everton last week and was replaced by Sergio Reguilón at half-time in the encounter. 

Football.London have since reported that the England U21 international is expected to be sidelined for around six weeks, which could see him miss as many as four fixtures. 

But the frequency of Sessegnon’s injuries is most concerning according to Dinnery, who believes there needs to be a change in the way they are being handled at Spurs. 

He told Football Insider: “The main concern isn’t this setback, which looks to be a relatively minor concern. 

“However, it is the fourth hamstring setback he has had this season. He has been dogged for a few years now with this problem.

“Every time he gets a decent run in the team, he seems to break down and have a setback.

“The difficulty is pinpointing why exactly this is happening. Something needs to change and be worked on to mitigate any future risk.

“That is the big question and the difficulty for the medical department, making sure he stays fit when he does return.”

Sessegnon had started Tottenham’s last six games in all competitions before picking up the injury, keeping Reguilon out of the side. He has turned out on 15 occasions this season, supplying one assist in the process (Transfermarkt). 

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This has been the story of Sessegnon’s career at Spurs which is such a shame. He has shown promise at points and his stint in the side was again disrupted by another setback. 

Hopefully, this won’t be the case throughout his career as it would be a massive shame, but something may need to change to prevent those problems going forward. 

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