Michael Brown admits that he is worried by the nature of the injury suffered by Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Spurs midfielder insists the 21-year-old will have to be closely managed to make sure he makes a full recovery from his setback.

While Tottenham have simply confirmed that Tanganga is currently ruled out of action, the Telegraph report he has suffered a stress fracture in his back.

Brown admits he is disappointed the versatile defender has missed the Premier League’s restart but insists he has the utmost faith in Spurs’ medical staff to get Tanganga back fit and firing.

Brown told Football Insider: “He’s a man of many positions, we’ve talked about the benefits of being able to play different positions as a young player, none more so than him.

“It’s the type of injury that worries me, you know? When you get an impact injury – you roll your ankle, you twist your knee – but a stress fracture you’ve got to be a little bit more careful.

“They’ve got a great physio there, Geoff (Scott), who looks after him, he was there when I was there and they’ve got unbelievable care down at Spurs. I’m sure they’ll be giving him the best. 

“Hopefully we can see him soon because, as you say, he’s a really exciting prospect.”

Tanganga had been a regular in the side for Spurs prior to lockdown, with six starts in eight Premier League games.

He has a total of 11 first-team appearances under his belt for the Lilywhites.

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