Report: Striker returns to Spurs after picking up an injury on loan

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Dom Le Roy

According to The Southend Echo, Kazaiah Sterling has returned to Tottenham Hotspur for treatment after picking up a groin injury during his loan spell at Southend United.

Sterling, who came through the Spurs academy, has only made two first-team appearances for the Lilywhites so far.

He has also failed to make much of an impact during previous loan spells at Sunderland and Doncaster Rovers and Leyton Orient (

His spell with the O’s in the second half of last season was particularly disappointing as he returned to Tottenham without having made a single appearance for the club after the suspension of League Two football due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sterling is not faring much better at Southend, with the 22-year-old having managed only one goal in 12 appearances this season.

The Southend Echo has revealed the striker has returned to Spurs for rehabilitation from his injury but it does not appear as if the problem is serious, with manager Mark Molesley admitting that he expects the striker back.

Molesley is quoted as saying: “Kaz has gone back into Spurs. It’s similar to James Olayinka really with the injury he has.

“Kaz is managing his workload with a bit of an injury. He will be back in and around training this week and we will see how he responds.”

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I expected Spurs to sell Sterling permanently in the summer rather than loan him out again. Perhaps the club were hoping that his value would increase if he performs well for Southend but that has not quite materialised.

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