Tottenham injury crisis: Four full-backs ruled out of clash against Leicester
By Harry Sykes
Tottenham have been hit by a full-back crisis ahead of their penultimate Premier League clash of the season on Thursday night.
Spurs announced on their official Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon that right-back pair Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier both miss the trip to Leicester.
Trippier is absent with the concussion he sustained in Sunday’s 2-1 win against Manchester United, while Walker has an ankle injury.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 17, 2017
It means that manager Mauricio Pochettino will be unable to call upon four full-backs in total for the clash at tje King Power Stadium.
Tottenham announced last week that Kyle Walker-Peters, 20, who is the club’s third right-back specialist and has trained regularly with the first-team squad this season will not be available for selection again this season after being called up to the England squad for the Under-20 World Cup.
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In addition, Spurs posted a statement on Tuesday that first-choice left-back Danny Rose has undergone knee surgery and will be sidelined until next season.
INJURY UPDATE: We can confirm that Danny Rose has undergone exploratory surgery on his left knee today. pic.twitter.com/SKZRff12aR
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 16, 2017
Pochettino is likely to use one of his centre-backs Eric Dier or Toby Alderweireld at right-back against Leicester, as both have considerable experience of playing in that position.
In other Tottenham team news, an exit-linked Spurs player has bid farewell to the club in an emotional video on Twitter.