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31st Mar, 2017 | 4:16pm

Huge Tottenham blow as key man sidelined until end of April - report

By Amir Mir

Danny Rose could be sidelined until the end of April in a huge blow for Tottenham, according to a report.

The Evening Standard report that left-back Rose, who has been injured since January 31, could possibly return for Spurs’ clash against Arsenal on April 31 after having further check-ups.

It is said that the 26-year-old has taken longer than expected to recover from the knee ligament injury he suffered against Sunderland two months ago, but the club believes his rehabilitation is on track.

Rose has been a key player for Mauricio Pochettino’s side this season providing both attacking threat and defensive cover as they sit in a Champions League place.

Wales international Ben Davies has been filling that role at left wing-back for Spurs and he is expected to take to the field once again, this time against Burnley on Saturday afternoon.

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Nonetheless, the latest news on Rose’s injury means, he could miss up to five Premier League fixtures and the FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea on April 22.

Rose has played 21 Premier League and Champions League matches for the north London club this season, scoring twice and supplying four assists.

Aside from the likes of star striker Harry Kane and midfield ace Dele Alli, Rose has arguably been the club’s best player throughout this campaign.

Since Pochettino arrived at White Hart Lane in 2014, Rose has been one of the most improved and consistent players under the highly-rated Argentine boss.

In other Tottenham news, Vincent Janssen has stated what is important for the club ahead of the Burnley clash. 

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