Tottenham struck by new injury blow after draw against Leverkusen - report
By Tony Hughes
Danny Rose left the stadium wearing a protective boot following Tottenham’s 0-0 draw with Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday night, according to a report.
The Evening Standard claim the left-back limped out of the BayArena with a protective boot on his foot, although he told the newspaper’s reporter he was “OK”.
The full-back played the full 90 minutes in Germany as Mauricio Pochettino’s side kept their hopes of progressing to the knock-out stages of the Champions League alive with a valuable point.
The boot may have been used by Rose as a precautionary measure and the extent of the damage the defender has sustained remains unclear at this stage.
Concerns over Rose will come as a blow to the north Londoners, who have already had to make do without the England international’s services for a significant chunk of the campaign due to a hamstring problem.
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The 26-year-old only returned to fitness earlier this month after picking up an injury while on international duty with England back in September, and another spell on the sidelines during a flurry of difficult fixtures would be far from ideal.
Ben Davies has proven himself to be a capable deputy but Rose is a key member of Tottenham’s defence, which remains the strongest in England’s top tier this term.
Tottenham are currently unbeaten in the Premier League and have conceded just four goals in their opening eight fixtures.
Eric Dier stepped in to the defence on Tuesday night as mainstay Toby Alderweireld was absent due to a knee injury that is also likely to keep him out of Saturday’s trip to Bournemouth.
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