‘Type of injury that worries me’ – Former Spurs midfielder expresses Tanganga concerns

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Japhet Tanganga
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Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Michael Brown had admitted that he is worried by the nature of Japhet Tanganga’s injury.

The Telegraph revealed ahead of Tottenham’s first game back against Manchester United last Friday that Tanganga suffered a stress fracture of his back.

They claimed that the club were still assessing the extent of the damage and were hopeful that the defender could return before the end of the season.

The injury came as a blow to Tottenham given that the young defender had been a regular in the side since breaking into the team in January until the suspension of the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brown believes the 21-year-old will be a big loss to Jose Mourinho due to his versatility and ability to cover for multiple positions.

He also suggested that the Spurs academy graduate needs to be extremely careful when recovering from such a serious injury but backed the medical staff at Tottenham to keep him on the right track.

Brown told Football Insider: “He’s a man of many positions, we’ve talked about the benefits of being able to play different positions as a young player, none more so than him.

“It’s the type of injury that worries me, you know? When you get an impact injury – you roll your ankle, you twist your knee – but a stress fracture you’ve got to be a little bit more careful.

“They’ve got a great physio there, Geoff (Scott), who looks after him, he was there when I was there and they’ve got unbelievable care down at Spurs. I’m sure they’ll be giving him the best.

“Hopefully we can see him soon because, as you say, he’s a really exciting prospect.”

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With everybody fit, I personally do not think Tanganga gets into the side. However, that does not mean that he won’t be a major loss for us. With Foyth also injured, it leaves us without any cover for Serge Aurier at right-back. Hopefully, Tanganga will make a swift and full recovery and be back available for selection in a few weeks.

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