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25th Apr, 2017 | 1:29pm

Tottenham blow as defender may not return this season after injury

By Harvey Byrne

Tottenham have been dealt a blow as young centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers is being monitored to see whether he can return this season after he suffered a knee injury earlier in the month.

The 19-year-old defender has not yet made a single Premier League appearance for Spurs  and an injury received while away with the United States Under-20s may mean he’ll have to wait until next season before making his league bow.

The official Tottenham Twitter account confirmed in the build-up to their Wednesday clash against Crystal Palace that there was a doubt as to whether the teenager would return to first team training this season.

Carter-Vickers is considered a bright prospect in the Tottenham youth ranks and despite not yet playing in the league he has appeared on the bench in 16 Premier League fixtures this season.

He has also made four senior appearances in the the FA Cup and EFL Cup, which has seen him star in three victories and just the one defeat.

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The youngster will be hoping to recover from this setback soon and will look to continue impressing.

However, with Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen in the team alongside reports that Mauricio Pochettino is looking for another centre-back he may have to wait a while longer before becoming an established first teamer.

In other Tottenham news, a BBC pundit believes this Spurs ace is more threatening than either of Dele Alli and Harry Kane.

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