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7th Aug, 2017 | 8:02pm

Shattering Tottenham injury blow as first teamer fears he'll miss start of season - report

By Harvey Byrne

Tottenham have been dealt with a shattering injury blow as first team right-back Kieran Trippier fears that he’ll miss the start of the season, according to a report.

The Telegraph have reported that the 26-year-old is not optimistic that he will be fit for the Premier League opener against Newcastle on Sunday after suffering an ankle injury in the final pre-season clash against Juventus over the weekend.

This is of course a major blow going into the new campaign after the sale of Kyle Walker earlier in the summer which has left the club with just Trippier and youth star Kyle Walker-Peters as the club’s natural right-backs.

There is some good news however, with the Telegraph report also stating that Tottenham are hopeful that scans would not reveal a break once swelling on the full-back’s ankle has subsided.

But, there are also worries that Trippier could be ruled out for a number of weeks and Spurs’ second match of the campaign will see them host rivals and league champions Chelsea at Wembley.

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Last season Trippier played in 22 matches across all competitions for Tottenham, returning seven assists and he proved a capable first team player after questions over Walker’s future emerged.

However, it now looks likely that Pochettino will have to line-up against Newcastle with the versatile Eric Dier in the right-back position with just six days before the opener.

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