Jan Vertonghen posts Twitter message to Tottenham fans after reported injury blow
By Amir Mir
Jan Vertonghen has stated that he is “gutted” on Twitter after he broke down with an ankle injury against West Brom at the weekend.
Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur claimed on his personal Twitter account that the centre-back could be out of action for “around two months”.
This news would come as a big blow to the White Hart Lane faithful as the 29-year-old has been an integral figure alongside defensive partner Toby Alderweireld in recent seasons.
There's no exact time frame, as some players recover faster from ligament injuries. Though, Vertonghen could be out for around 2 months.
— Kristof Terreur ???? (@HLNinEngeland) January 17, 2017
Vertonghen played 68 minutes of the match against the Baggies as his side went on to clinch a comfortable 4-0 win against Tony Pulis’ side.
After the body to blow to both Vertonghen and the club, he posted this message to supporters on his personal Twitter account.
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“Thanks to everyone for your kind messages,” said Vertonghen. “Gutted to be injured but I will be back as soon as I can.”
Thanks to everyone for your kind messages. Gutted to be injured but will be back as soon as I can ???? #COYS
— Jan Vertonghen (@JanVertonghen) January 17, 2017
Vertonghen has helped Mauricio Pochettino’s side mount another Premier League title challenge this season after helping them finish third in the previous campaign.
He has played 25 Premier League and Champions League games this season, helping his team secure an impressive 11 clean sheets in the process.
Additionally, the highly-rated defender has also helped Pochettino’s side maintain their unbeaten home run in the league.
They have picked up wins against the likes of Machester City, West Ham and most recently league leaders Chelsea at White Hart Lane.
As a result, the north London club are second in the table on 45 points from 21 games, level with third-placed Liverpool and seven points behind Antonio Conte’s Blues.
In other Tottenham news, Toby Alderweireld has shared his thoughts on who should replace his injured teammate.