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20th Apr, 2017 | 2:03pm

Tottenham issue injury update on 26-year-old star ahead of semi-final showdown v Chelsea

By Matt Bullin

Tottenham Hotspur have issued an update on Danny Rose’s fitness, stating that he has returned to outdoor training and will aim to improve further next week.

Rose has been absent for Spurs’ last nine Premier League games after picking up a knee injury in January’s 0-0 draw with Sunderland.

Before that the 26-year-old had been one of Mauricio Pochettino’s most consistent performers, making 18 appearances in the Premier League, scoring two goals and providing three assists.

Tottenham announced the update via their official Twitter account today:

It means that although Rose will definitely miss Tottenham’s massive FA Cup semi-final with Chelsea this weekend, he could return before the end of the season.

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In Rose’s absence, Ben Davies has slotted in at left wing-back admirably and has earned himself plaudits for his performances.

Davies has made 28 appearances in all competitions this term, though when Rose has been fit, he has played second fiddle to the England star.

Spurs beat Bournemouth 4-0 last time out and as Chelsea lost to Man United, the gap at the top has been cut to four points.

This Sunday Spurs, without Rose, face Chelsea in an FA Cup semi-final that could have a huge bearing on the title run-in.

In other Tottenham news, Graham Roberts has claimed that every side in the Premier League is jealous of this Spurs pair.

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