Things are not looking up for Tottenham as they prepare for the first game of the season against Newcastle United. While we haven’t signed any new players to add to our squad, another of our first-teamers has picked up an injury and is a doubt to face the Magpies.
Victor Wanyama injured his knee during the 4-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain last Sunday and also missed the games against AS Roma and Manchester City.
The Kenyan was one of our best players last season and played in 36 Premier League matches, scoring 4 goals and providing an assist. More than his output in front of goal, it was his ability to keep the opposition in check that won him a lot of plaudits. And it is that ability to protect that defence that will be missed if things don’t go right during the recovery period.
Mauricio Pochettino was speaking to Yahoo Sports and gave an update about the condition of the 26-year-old midfielder.
“He played against PSG and he suffered a small problem in his cartilage in his left knee. But sure, for next week, he will be available to train again.
“Will he be ok for the start of the Premier League? We hope yes but we need to see how he develops and how he is next week when we come back to London.”
A Number Of Injuries Threaten To Derail Spurs
Wanyama isn’t the only Spurs player on the treatment table, we all know that Son Heung-Min broke his hand while on international duty for South Korea and the attacker might only return at the end of September.
Then we also have the issue with Erik Lamela, who is still trying to fix up his hip and could be out until October before he gets any minutes for the first-team. The Argentine would have been out of action for almost a year before he gets to play for us and the sooner we get him back the better it would be for our attack.
The next player that is a major loss for us is Danny Rose and the Englishman has been out of action since January and he even underwent knee surgery in May. The left-back is another first-teamer who will be missed and there would be a lot of cause for concern given that we only have a couple of weeks before the Premier League resumes.