By Tony Hughes
Toby Alderweireld will undergo a scan on Monday amid fears he has suffered nerve damage in his knee, according to a reliable journalist.
The centre-back was stretchered off during Tottenham’s 1-1 draw with West Brom on Saturday after a collision with teammate Jan Vertonghen.
Kristof Terreur, who covers the Premier League for Belgian newspaper HLN and is a reliable source of information about the Belgium players, revealed on his personal Twitter account on Monday morning that Alderweireld “will undergo a scan today”.
Terreur explained that “possibly one of the nerves in his knee took a heavy knock”, although there has not yet been a full diagnosis of the injury.
Toby Alderweireld will undergo a scan today. Possibly one of the nerves in his knee took a heavy knock. No full diagnosis yet though. #THFC
— Kristof Terreur 📰 (@HLNinEngeland) October 17, 2016
Speaking after the Hawthorns clash, manager Mauricio Pochettino was not convinced that Alderweireld will have recovered in time for the Champions League trip to Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday.
“It is very difficult for him to go to Germany but we don’t know for sure,” Pochettino said, as quoted by the Sun.
“Toby got a heavy knock on his leg and we will see what happens. Now it is very painful but we need to know the precise problem.”
Alderweireld was pictured playing Call of Duty with Dele Alli on Vertonghen’s Instagram account on Sunday and, reassuringly for Spurs fans, there was no sign of a brace, crutches or strapping on his knee.
— Kristof Terreur 📰 (@HLNinEngeland) October 16, 2016
Tottenham are currently unbeaten in the Premier League and have conceded just four goals in their opening eight fixtures.
Alderweireld and Vertonghen’s partnership in defence is widely considered to be one of the best in the league.
In other Tottenham news, Dele Alli highlights the area the side needs to improve upon for the rest of the season.