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20th Apr, 2017 | 1:36pm

Tottenham injury blow as defender ruled out until next month

By Dominic Toner

Tottenham have revealed that defender Cameron Carter-Vickers will not be available again during April.

Spurs confirmed on their official Twitter account that the 19-year-old is being monitored for a knee injury.

It is understood that the north London club are assessing whether the centre-back can return to training in May.

Carter-Vickers has been sidelined from the last two matches after suffering an injury to his knee during a United States Under-20 training camp.

Carter-Vickers is an upcoming talent at White Hart Lane and is expected to be a future star.

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The defender has been a regular in Spurs’ squad this season and made four senior appearances during the cup competitions.

However, he is yet to make a single Premier League appearance and has found it very difficult to force his way into the starting line-up.

Spurs have several talented centre-back options at their disposal, including the likes of Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Eric Dier and Kevin Wimmer.

Mauricio Pochettino has shown his fondness to introducing young players, though, and academy graduate is a glowing example of that this season.

Carter-Vickers has been an unused substitute for Spurs on 17 occasions so far this campaign and is certainly pushing on the door.

In other Tottenham team news, Harry Redknapp has explained how Spurs can keep Eden Hazard quiet in the FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea.

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