Tottenham scare as player rushed to hospital
By Harry Sykes
Harry Winks was rushed to a local hospital after suffering a serious injury in the first half of Tottenham’s Premier League clash against Burnley on Saturday afternoon.
The midfielder, who had been named in the starting XI, slipped off the Turf Moor pitch after what appeared to be an innocuous challenge but was soon clutching his left leg in a serious degree of pain.
His leg appeared to buckle before he fell to the ground and the anguish etched across his face suggested it was a serious problem.
Winks fell directly in front of the seats of the Burnley medical staff as he left the pitch and they rushed to his aid, with the youngster receiving oxygen on the side of the field as he was attended to.
He then had to be stretchered off the field of play and the reaction of the medical staff was a worrying sign.
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The Talking THFC Twitter account, which is a reliable source of Tottenham information, subsequently reported that Winks had been taken to hospital with suspected ankle ligament damage.
— Talking THFC (@TalkingTHFC) April 1, 2017
There is a growing sense that Winks’ season could be over, which will be cruel blow for the central midfielder.
The 20-year-old was replaced by Moussa Sissoko on the stroke of half-time at Burnley as he became the second Spurs player to be withdrawn due to injury, after Victor Wanyama broke down with a back problem.
The Kenya international initially tried to carry on after suffering a knee to the back but was replaced by Mousa Dembele after going to ground a second time.
In other Tottenham team news, the London giants have won the race to sign a 32-goal striker who has taken the league by storm.