Yet another Spurs defender may have just picked up injury on international duty

Ivan Perisic may have joined the list of injured players at Tottenham Hotspur, after pulling up with an injury on international duty for Croatia.

The experienced star joined Spurs on a free transfer from Inter Milan last summer. Perisic has contributed one goal and nine assists across 36 appearances in all competitions for the Lilywhites this season (Transfermarkt).

Ivan Perisic
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Fellow left wing-back Ryan Sessegnon has been out injured for much of this calendar year. It is thought the player is hoping to be back ‘sooner rather than later’ as the season reaches the crunch stage (Football.London).

Ben Davies had been offering cover in the left wing-back role of late, but it is now expected he will be out until May (Football.London) after suffering an injury in the 3-3 draw against Southampton before the international break.

Spurs are not having much luck when it comes to wing-backs this season, clearly.

Emerson Royal was injured on international duty with Brazil at the weekend and is due for surgery which could see him miss a large chunk of the remainder of the campaign (Tom Barclay).

Now, Perisic has added to Tottenham’s injury woes. The 34-year-old was seen dropping to the ground in the 86th minute of Croatia’s 2-0 win over Turkey in the Euro 2024 qualifier game on Tuesday evening.

The Spurs player did not appear to have been involved in any kind of contact with an opponent, which makes his condition all the more worrying.

Perisic could be seen on the ground holding his left calf and looked to be in some discomfort.

The extent of the problem is currently unknown. What we do know is, if Perisic’s injury is serious, this will leave Spurs with Pedro Porro as the only fit wing-back on either side of the pitch for Tottenham.

Injury expert, Doctor Rajpal Brar tweeted about the incident:

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If Perisic is out for the game against Everton (and beyond) then our only solution will likely be that either Lucas Moura or Dejan Kulusevski have to play at right wing-back.

Pedro Porro will then have to deputise at left wing-back. This is not ideal at all, and hopefully is something we do not have to do for very long.

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