The injury woes keep piling up for Tottenham, with Football.London now reporting that Ryan Sessegnon is also expected to miss six weeks of football.
It has been a week to forget for Spurs since their morale-boosting 1-0 win against Manchester City last Sunday.
Since then, Antonio Conte’s men have lost their captain Hugo Lloris to a knee injury, with the Frenchman expected to be out for six to eight weeks (Telegraph).
On Saturday, the Lilywhites were thrashed 4-1 by Leicester City and also lost Rodrigo Bentancur to an ACL injury, with the Uruguayan expected to miss the rest of the season (Guardian).
The blow just comes a couple of days after it was announced that Yves Bissouma will undergo surgery on his ankle, which leaves Spurs short of options in the middle of the park.
Sessegnon was not part of Tottenham’s matchday squad at the King Power Stadium and it has now emerged that the 22-year-old had suffered a hamstring injury in training in the lead-up to the game.
Football.London state that the former Fulham man is expected to be sidelined for six weeks, leaving Conte with the 34-year-old Ivan Perisic as his only natural left wing-back option at a crucial point in the season.
Spurs Web Opinion
With so many key players missing big chunks of the season, I wonder if there will be questions raised within the club about the intensity of training during pre-season (and the mini-preseason last month).
Concerns about pushing the players too hard in a season with a World Cup in the middle were dismissed by Conte in the summer but the evidence suggests that the concerns were not misplaced.
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