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Danny Rose is set to spend more time on the sidelines having once again damaged the knee which forced him to miss the start of the season.

The Spurs full-back, who has been linked with a move to top-four rivals Manchester United since the summer, missed the first two months of the season due to a knee ligament injury – making his first appearance of the campaign against Real Madrid in October.

Having slowly returned to the fold since the trip to Spain, Rose missed the trip to South Wales, where Spurs won 2-0 against Swansea City on Tuesday. The England left-back was out for 10 months due to a knee problem and has been feeling some discomfort in recent weeks, having not featured for the North Londoners since their 5-2 Boxing Day victory over Southampton.

Rose will miss his side’s upcoming Premier League game against West Ham on Thursday and next weekend’s FA Cup meeting with Wimbledon. The England international has already been partly assessed by the Spurs medical team and will continue to undergo tests to discover the full extent of the injury, reports Sky Sports News.

Coach Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that the 27-year-old will now undergo tests to assess the severity of the injury.

“We need to assess him. After the game against Southampton it was impossible to train and now we are going to assess him. Then the club will give information about what has happened,” Pochettino told reporters after Spurs’ 2-0 victory over Swansea.

“I am concerned about everyone when they cannot be available to play. Sometimes it is small things. You know in this situation we cannot manage because I am not a specialist. I am not a doctor.

“Always you are worried because you want the players available and fit to play, so you can make your decision. But we need to wait and we will assess him in the next few days.”

The boss added:

“But my feeling, my perception is it would be difficult to play in 48 hours.”

Rose has continued to be linked with a move to Manchester United but has made 11 appearances for Spurs since his recovery. Pochettino will have a big decision to make as he’d have to decide whether to make Ben Davies play twice in 48 hours or use Kyle Walker-Peters against Wimbledon in the FA Cup.

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