MX23RW : Wednesday, December 19 00:04:56

Spurs suffer fresh blow as Vertonghen ruled out until December

The Belgian defender suffered the injury at Huddersfield last month.

Jan Vertonghen is out until December with a hamstring injury, Tottenham have announced.

The 31-year-old defender was injured in the Premier League win at Huddersfield last month.

Spurs said: “The Belgium international defender will now continue his recovery with a view to returning to full training by December.”

Vertonghen is poised to miss Premier League matches with West Ham, Manchester City, Wolves, Crystal Palace and Chelsea, plus the Champions League double header with PSV Eindhoven which could see Spurs eliminated from the competition after earlier losses to Inter Milan and Barcelona.

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez last week said Vertonghen would miss the international breaks this month and in November due to the problem.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was frustrated Martinez revealed the news, insisting the full extent of the defender’s injury was not yet known.

Vertonghen had a further scan, the results of which show the extent of the problem.

Vertoghen sustained the injury in a collision with Huddersfield striker Laurent Depoitre early in the game, but continued until half-time, thinking it was a dead leg.

Spurs have a host of injury concerns, with Danny Rose (groin) withdrawing from England duty this week.

Christian Eriksen (abdomen), Mousa Dembele (thigh), Dele Alli (hamstring) and Serge Aurier (thigh) have also been absent of late.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1714303773045
2Manchester CityMan City17142148103844
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs17130431161539
4Chelsea17114235142137
5Arsenal17104337231434
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd177552929026
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves177461919025
8Everton176652422224
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham177372525024
10Watford177372325-224
11Bournemouth177282528-323
12Leicester CityLeicester176472121022
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton176382024-421
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle174491422-816
15Crystal Palace1743101423-915
16Cardiff CityCardiff1742111733-1614
17Southampton172691632-1612
18Burnley1733111533-1812
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1724111028-1810
20Fulham1723121642-269

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