By Amir Mir
Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen could be sidelined for up to four months because of an ankle injury – and Spurs fans are dismayed by the potentially shattering blow.
As reported by Football Insider, Belgian broadcaster RTBF claim the Tottenham defender injured his ankle in training as Belgium made final preparations for Friday night’s Euro 2016 quarter-final against Wales.
It is said that medics initially thought Vertonghen had suffered just a sprained ankle but further assessment suggested he has damaged his ligaments.
This would be huge disappointment to the White Hart Lane faithful as the versatile defender was an integral part of a Tottenham defence that conceded just 35 goals in the 2015/16 Premier League season.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side head into the forthcoming Premier League campaign with Champions League football on the horizon and the 29-year-old would be a huge loss as Tottenham look to stamp their authority on the tournament.
In January the Belgian defender injured his ligaments which kept him out of action for three months and Austria international Kevin Wimmer stepped in to partner Toby Alderweireld.
Many Tottenham supporters feel that Wimmer can produce the goods and replace Vertonghen at the heart of the Spurs defence as they look to mount another title challenge in the forthcoming Premier League campaign.
Here are some of their reactions on Twitter:
— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) 30 June 2016
— Finley Chung (@FIFAMAD124) 30 June 2016
— Adhithya (@adhithya35) 30 June 2016
— Nikhil Saglani (@Nikhil_Saglani) 30 June 2016
Anyway we can’t moan too much about Jan as the transfer window will open tomorrow. Plenty of time ti reinforce. #THFC
— Stuart Peel (@JedLomax) 30 June 2016
— Marc Sibbons (@Sibbo_M11) 30 June 2016
I can’t believe we face another long term injury on Vertonghen, allow international football #THFC
— Callum Sturt (@CallumSturt94) 30 June 2016
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