Spurs confirm injury blow with player not expected to return until at least next month

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the extent of Juan Foyth’s injury which he suffered in the recent pre-season win against Bayern Munich.

The Argentine, who has been moved to right-back this season picked up the problem during the second half of the Audi Cup final and had to be stretchered from the Allianz Arena pitch to the dressing room.

Spurs have now revealed that he has suffered a lateral ligament injury to his left ankle which will see him expected to return to training some point next month.

The 21-year-old was already to miss the opening two Premier League matches of the season at home to Aston Villa followed by the trip to Manchester City due to the red card he picked up against Bournemouth towards the end of last season (The FA).

Kyle Walker-Peters is expected to start against right-back against Villa on Saturday with Serge Aurier failing to feature in pre-season.

The Ivory Coast international has recently undergone hand surgery after picking up the issue on international duty at the African Cup of Nations (Spurs official).

A statement on the official Spurs website read: “After undergoing assessment over the past few days, we can confirm that Juan Foyth has sustained a lateral ligament injury to his left ankle following a challenge in our Audi Cup match against Bayern Munich.

“The Argentina international, who will miss the opening two games of the season due to suspension, will now undergo a period of rehabilitation and is expected to return to training in September.”

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