Tottenham fans react on Twitter to Instagram photo of Alderweireld after injury v West Brom
By Emma Sanders
Tottenham fans have reacted on Twitter to a picture of Toby Alderweireld playing Call of Duty which was seen on Jan Vertonghen’s Instagram just hours after he was stretchered off for Spurs.
Alderweireld appeared to pick up a serious knee injury during Spurs’ 1-1 draw with West Brom on Saturday.
The centre-back was stretchered off after a collision with teammate Vertonghen seemed to have caused serious damage.
However, the two defenders appeared to be enjoying themselves as the Belgian stars played popular Xbox game, Call of Duty.
— Kristof Terreur ???? (@HLNinEngeland) October 16, 2016
In the image, there’s no sign of a brace, crutches or strapping on Alderweireld’s knee despite Sky Sports reports claiming he was set for an assessment on what could have been a serious injury.
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Mauricio Pochettino gave no timescale on the injury as it’s unclear the extent of damage Alderweireld suffered.
The image was received positively by Tottenham fans though, who were left feeling deflated when they witnessed their star defender getting stretchered off during the disappointing draw.
Tottenham are currently unbeaten in the Premier League and have conceded just four goals in their opening eight fixtures.
Alderweireld and Vertonghen’s partnership in defence is considered to be one of the best in the league so fans are hoping for a quick recovery so the picture got plenty of attention on Twitter.
Here’s a selection of the fans messages on Twitter:
At the start of the season horror scenarios would be injuries to Lloris, Kane & Alderweireld . . . We’ve coped twice and will again! #THFC
— John Hall ™ (@JohnHall1985) October 16, 2016
So Alderweireld is fine despite the diagnosis from the many knee surgeons on FTL.
— Warren Thorne (@Thornickle) October 16, 2016
Toby Alderweireld prob had a dead leg
— Bloodzeed (@BloodzeedGB) October 16, 2016
Is Alderweireld okay for the next game Spurs have? #FPL
— Dean ? (@PRiNCEAK_) October 16, 2016
— KerryCOYS (@Tobys_Tackles) October 16, 2016
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