Injury boost: Finally some good news for Tottenham fans ahead of new PL season – report
By Harry Sykes
Tottenham have received a boost ahead of the new Premier League season as Kieran Trippier might only miss one game of the new campaign, according to a report.
The Sun have reported that fears he could be out for a month have proved unfounded and that will be a huge relief for manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Trippier was injured in the impressive 2-0 win against Juventus last Saturday and when he limped out of Wembley Stadium on crutches it was feared that he could be out for a lengthy spell.
With Kyle Walker’s move to Manchester City over the summer, that would have put a serious dent in Pochettino’s plans and could have led to him entering the transfer market for a back-up.
Talking after the game, as quoted in the Sun, Pochettino said, “We need to assess him [Trippier] on Monday and then we will see.
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“Now the feeling is good. It’s true that he has crutches, but it’s good. We hope that it is not a big issue.”
The player actually went for his scan on Tuesday after the swelling had reduced, and it was discovered that the injury wasn’t as bad as it was feared.
It is reported that he will definitely miss the Newcastle game on Sunday but that he should only be out for two weeks – and might even be back as soon as the first home game against Chelsea, at Wembley the following Sunday.
Kyle Walker-Peters replaced Trippier last Saturday in the game against Juventus and helped his team keep a clean sheet.
However, Pochettino has already said that it’s too soon for him to step up into the first team, and that will necessitate a shuffle for the opening game of the season.
It is said that Eric Dier could step back into defence or that Pochettino could go for the current defensive flavour of the day – a back three.
In other Tottenham news, Ian Wright has named more Spurs players than Arsenal in his 2017-18 dream team.