By Matt Farr
Tottenham defender Kyle Walker has allayed fears that he suffered a significant injury during the 2-1 win over Southampton on Sunday.
The 26-year-old was substituted by Mauricio Pochettino late into the second-half and was quickly seen to by the club medical team over a suspected thumb injury.
However, Walker has reassured fans on his personal Twitter account that the injury is nothing to fear, and that he looks forward to joining up with the England senior side for the international break.
— Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) March 19, 2017
Walker had earlier been a doubt for the game due to an ankle problem, but had proved his fitness in time to be named in Pochettino’s starting eleven.
Losing Walker to injury would be a major blow for Tottenham in their pursuit of domestic success this season, having already lost a number of key players to injuries.
The club’s leading goalscorer Harry Kane was recently sidelined with an ankle injury, while left-back Danny Rose and winger Erik Lamela remain more long-term absentees.
Walker has been a key player for Tottenham this season, starting all but one of the club’s Premier League matches.
He has been an integral part of a defence that has conceded only 21 league goals this term, as well as having an influence in the final third with six assists.
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