Report: Manager admits he may have to replace Spurs striker following injury

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Dom Le Roy

According to a report by Football.London, Tottenham striker Kazaiah Sterling is making no progress from the horrible injury he sustained earlier this campaign.

The 21-year-old striker who joined Doncaster Rovers on loan in August has barely featured this season after picking up a freak injury in early September.

After reportedly suffering an innocuous-looking dead leg in the League One clash against Rotherham, it was later discovered that the young attacker had suffered internal bleeding in his thigh owing to the impact of the injury.

Now it has been revealed that there has been little improvement with Sterling’s thigh injury and that the striker is still expected to be out of action for a lengthy duration.

Rovers boss Darren Moore has admitted that the striker might not feature for his side again this season and that Doncaster might considering replacing him in January.

The Doncaster Free Press quotes Moore as saying: “Incredibly, and we’re waiting for some more inside information from a medical point of view, Kazaiah’s injury really hasn’t improved all that much with the results we had back from the scan.

“He’s not really moved any further forwards. He hasn’t moved backwards but he hasn’t moved forward either.

“We’re trying to get the real medical prognosis on exactly what it is but you can understand with everything that is going on at Spurs, we’re probably one of the last people that are going to get any information out of them at the minute.

“It’s a shame for the boy really because we’ve always hung our hat on him in terms of having him back. At the moment, that doesn’t look likely. The main thing for us is for him to get absolutely fit.

“If he’s not able to come back, certainly over the next couple of weeks and be ready for the busy Christmas programme, then yes, we’d have to look at maybe replacing him when the window opens with an additional loan.”

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This really is unfortunate news as it sounds like Sterling’s season might be over. Sometimes players are never the same after suffering serious long term injuries like this one. Let’s hope Kazaiah makes a fast and speedy recovery as I believe he is easily good enough for a mid-table Championship club when he is at his best.

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