By Harvey Byrne
Emerging Tottenham star Marcus Edwards suffered an injury that prevented him from playing against Bayer Leverkusen in the UEFA Youth League on Tuesday, according to a reliable journalist.
The 17-year-old sensation is one of the club’s brightest young talents and was promoted to train with the senior Spurs squad on Monday.
However, the youngster could now be facing a spell out after ESPN’s Tottenham correspondent Dan Kilpatrick revealed on his personal Twitter account that the player was injured.
#thfc Marcus Edwards is injured. 😔
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) October 18, 2016
There was speculation that the youth star could have been included in the senior side, which drew 0-0 against Leverkusen on Tuesday after the pictures emerged of him in the first team.
He made his debut for the north London club during his side’s 5-0 victory against Gillingham in the EFL Cup, making a 75 minute substitute appearance.
The attacking midfielder has not played since, but manager Mauricio Pochettino has a reputation of nurturing young talent following his move to England in 2013 with both Southampton and Spurs respectively.
The Argetine boss brought through Luke Shaw and Calum Chambers at the Saints, while he has helped to nurture the young talents of Spurs duo Eric Dier and Dele Alli.
Tottenham travel to Bournemouth on Saturday for the early kick off, where they will be looking to improve on their last two fixtures, which has brought two draws.
In other Tottenham team news, Toby Alderweireld will avoid a lengthy spell on the sidelines but is set to miss Spurs’ next two matches.