By Coral Barry
Danny Rose could be set to miss a big portion of Tottenham’s title charge due to a calf injury.
The 25-year-old, who has made 16 league starts this season as Spurs bid for their first league title since 1961, left White Hart Lane on Saturday with an ice pack strapped to his leg.
The full-back managed 78 minutes during the 2-2 draw against rivals Arsenal and was assessed by Tottenham’s medical staff on Monday.
They fear he could be out for a month and there is even a possibility he could miss the rest of the season, which includes nine league games as well as the Europa League double-header against Borussia Dortmund.
Spurs were pegged back to a 2-2 draw by a ten-man Arsenal on Sunday and missed the chance to keep pace with league leaders Leicester.
Tottenham are five points behind Leicester who seem to have lifted themselves again after losing to Arsenal in February with two wins in three league games.
Rose’s injury is also bad news for England as preparation for the European Championships in France begins to build up steam.
The full-back will potentially miss England’s friendlies with Holland and Germany at the end of March and the chance for his first full international cap.
Tottenham’s back-up left-back is Ben Davies who has nine league starts and played 90 minutes in the West Ham defeat last Wednesday.
Spurs travel to relegation-battlers Aston Villa on 13 March in the league, but first must contend with a Europa League away tie to Borussia Dortmund on Thursday.