By Harry Sykes
Kyle Walker twisted his ankle at home to throw his participation in Tottenham’s Premier League clash against Southampton in doubt, according to a report.
The Evening Standard gave some insight into why the right-back is in a race against time to be fit for Sunday’s fixture at White Hart Lane.
Spurs reported on their official Twitter account that Walker and fellow first-team mainstay Victor Wanyama (neck) are being assessed by the club’s medical staff ahead of the weekend.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 17, 2017
The Standard claim that Walker suffered his injury calamity on Monday and there is now the possibility that manager Mauricio Pochettino will be unable to call on either of his first-choice full-backs, with Danny Rose sidelined with a long-term knee injury.
Kieran Trippier is the man in line to replace Walker at right-back, while Ben Davies is set to continue to deputise for Rose at left-back.
Walker’s attacking prowess would be missed as he adds an extra dimension to the team’s forward thrusts on the right flank.
In all competitions this season, the England international has supplied an impressive six assists from 31 matches.
Manchester City have been strongly linked with a big summer bid for the 26-year-old but Spurs moved to protect themselves from predators by tying Walker down to a long-term contract earlier in the season.
In other Tottenham transfer news, a forward has signed after Spurs agreed terms on an out-of-window deal.