Tottenham just can not catch a break right now as their injury lists continue to grow.
Alasdair Gold confirmed Dier’s absence from recent games, citing soreness post-training before the Etihad clash, a concern that persisted during the West Ham fixture.
And now injury expert Dr Rajpal Brar has revealed that the defender faces the possibility of being sidelined for a longer period.
He confirmed that the player is dealing with a groin issue which will see him miss a couple of weeks at least in the best-case, and worst-case scenario would be a high-grade muscle tear which would keep him out for months.
He told Tottenham News:
“Initially, the best-case scenario would have been simply muscle soreness and him being available for the next match, provided that soreness and discomfort subsided.
“However, he does seem to be out for at least a couple of weeks.
“Worst-case scenario would be a high-grade muscle tear, in which case the timeline would depend on the specifics i.e. which muscle, how badly.
“He is looking at months out in that case.“
Dier has fallen down the pecking order at Spurs, with Ange going as far as preferring Emerson Royal over him during Romero’s absence.
But despite that, his injury adds to Spurs woes leaving them without a senior central defender in backup.
January transfer window is going to be crucial for Spurs and failure to sign a top-class defender could prove to be detrimental for them.