Pochettino provides update on Dembele’s injury

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Mauricio Pochettino admitted that he is uncertain of the severity of Mousa Dembele’s injury.

The midfielder sustained an ankle injury after just three minutes of Tottenham Hotspur’s nervy 3-2 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers last night.

Dembele was making his 250th Spurs appearance before he suffered the injury after Helder Costa fell into him following a challenge by left-back Ben Davies.

Dembele, 31 appeared to be in pain on the floor of the Molineux pitch and had to be helped around the perimeter of the playing area by the Tottenham medical staff.

He was subsequently placed on a stretcher with his lower right leg strapped up and was replaced by Heung-min Son.

The Belgian will now be considered as a major doubt for Tottenham’s vital Champions League match against PSV Eindhoven at Wembley on Tuesday evening.

Spurs are already suffering somewhat of a midfield injury issue with Victor Wanyama and Eric Dier both currently sidelined.

Pochettino insisted that Dembele will now undergo further tests to reveal the extent of the problem.

He told Football.London when asked about the severity of the injury: “We don’t know, but we are a little bit worried. We’ll see. I don’t want to say anything because we need to assess him tomorrow and of course Monday.

“It was a little bit of a shame because it’s not only that we changed the plan after five minutes, but for him we feel sorry for him and we hope that it’s not a big issue. But it is very painful now but I repeat I hope it’s not a big issue and he can be back as soon as possible with the team.”

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