Tottenham treatment of Skipp has failed amid surgery update - Dinnery

By Ben Dinnery

7th May, 2022 | 8:00am

Medical expert: Oliver Skipp's treatment has failed amid Tottenham surgery update

Tottenham were forced to send Oliver Skipp for surgery when their conservative approach to his groin injury failed.

That is the view of injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.

Skipp, 21, has been out with a groin problem for approaching four months.

But the midfielder went under the knife only last week, with Antonio Conte claiming that the surgery has been a success.

As quoted by last Friday (29 April), the Spurs boss said he expects Skipp to be fit and firing ahead of pre-season.

Dinnery explained that it is not uncommon for a player to wait so long before an operation with this particular injury.

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“We have seen it referenced as a sports hernia,” he told Football Insider‘s Adam Williams.

“It is an injury known as Gilmore’s Groin. It can be managed conservatively initially. It is like a dull ache or a burning sensation.

“If you reduce your load, that can help alleviate those problems. You might have a period of two or three months to see if the issue corrects itself.

“With Skipp, that wasn’t the case. That is why they have gone down this surgical route.

“I wouldn’t say it’s unusual for this to happen. The conservative route hasn’t worked this time but it does have generally pretty good success rates.”

Skipp has turned out 28 times for Spurs this season.

Conte’s Champions League-chasing side take on Liverpool this Sunday (8 May).

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