Tottenham Hotspur have revealed that Serge Aurier has undergone hand surgery.
The Mail recently reported that he picked up an injury, to his wrist, banging on a table during his country’s recent win African Cup of Nations win over Mali.
Aurier was not even involved in the match as he was already ruled out with an ankle injury.
The 26-year-old is entering his third season at North London following his £24 million transfer from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 (BBC).
Spurs go into the opening Premier League match of the season against Aston Villa on August 10th with a potential shortage of right-backs.
Kieran Trippier has already left the club after completing a move to Atletico Madrid earlier this month while Juan Foyth is suspended for the opening two top flight fixtures following the red card he picked up at Bournemouth last season (The FA).
Aurier is taking part in some non contact training while he rehabilitates the injury and it is currently unknown if he will be fit to be considered to face Villa which would leave Kyle Walker-Peters as the only fit and available option on the right side of defence.
A statement on the official Spurs site read: “Serge Aurier has undergone surgery to a hand injury suffered on international duty with the Ivory Coast during their Africa Cup of Nations campaign and is now undertaking a period of non-contact training before reintegrating with the first team.”
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