Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks was taken off injured in Spurs’ Premier League game against Burnley. The 21-year old was stretchered off in the 2-0 win after falling down awkwardly on the touchline during the game, just before half-time. He was replaced by Moussa Sissoko, who continued to defy the manager’s faith in him.
Winks has been having a good season with Tottenham so far, after being promoted to the first team by Mauricio Pochettino. The fans fear that the player’s injury might actually hamper his progress. Pochettino had confirmed that the midfielder will undergo Scans today.
“We hope there is no big issue but it will be difficult for him to play again this season,” said Pochettino.
“He twisted his ankle. We need to see the scans and then start his recovery.”
The England Under-21 international was not the only Spurs casualty on Saturday. Kenya captain Victor Wanyama was also withdrawn during the first half due to an injury.
Tottenham fans reacted on Twitter in devastating fashion after hearing that Winks could be sidelined for the rest of the season. Some fans were clinging on to any remaining hope that the midfielder would return in due course.
Here are few tweets that we came across:
Sad for him to miss a considerable amount of matches just as he was starting games. He could also miss the U21 Championships with England.
— FromTheLane (@FromTheLaneTHFC) April 2, 2017
@e_spurs I wish Harry winks a speedy recovery
— Spurs Rob 91 (@RobertDunne17) April 3, 2017
— Tottenham Fans (@spursnewsonly) April 2, 2017
Pochettino’s reaction to the news on Harry Winks’ injury didn’t look encouraging
— The Spurs Web ⚽️ (@thespursweb) April 1, 2017
@Harps1981 cheers. Looked a bad one. Feel for the lad. Was hitting some good form
— Bhav Buhecha (@bigBB79) April 2, 2017
i hope harry winks’ ankle injury isn’t that bad
— nicole (@heavenlywinks) April 3, 2017
— Tottenham Hotspur FC (@THFCWHL) April 3, 2017
Take care @HarryWinks! Come back stronger!
— Spurs Shout (@SpursShout) April 3, 2017
Harry Winks could be out for the rest of the season.
What a shame, looks like he has a big future and has been great for Spurs this year.
— Latest Footy (@Latest_Footy) April 3, 2017
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) April 3, 2017
— Daily Hotspur (@Daily_Hotspur) April 3, 2017