Spurs sweating over the fitness of £11million powerhouse

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Tottenham Hotspur are sweating over the fitness of Victor Wanyama after the midfielder suffered a recurrence of his knee problem.

Ironically, the Kenyan international experienced a knee problem during Tottenham’s tour of the USA before the start of last season, and despite battling through the opening couple of Premier League matches, he missed the next four months of action.

It would represent a huge blow if Wanyama’s knee injury was to the extent of his previous problem, however, according to the Standard, Tottenham are insisting that his omission from the team which beat AS Roma 4-1 was just a precaution.

With Harry Winks and Josh Onomah recovering from injury, Eric Dier resting after his World Cup campaign and Mousa Dembele still likely to leave the club, a long-term injury to Wanyama would represent a huge blow to Mauricio Pochettino’s midfield selection options for the Premier League opener at Newcastle United on August 11th.

Wanyama is likely not to be risked for the International Champions Cup match against AC Milan this weekend in order to recover properly.

Speaking to The Mail, in January, Wanyama described his previous injury: “Being injured as a footballer teaches you many things about yourself but nothing more so than if you have your health then you have your wealth.

“Money and all the trappings of being a footballer mean nothing unless you have your health and fitness.

This has been a dark time for me. When Tottenham played Real Madrid at Wembley and I had to watch… I wanted to play so badly, it was probably the lowest point of my career.”

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