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Concern for Spurs as injury expert admits possibility of a reinjury for star defender

By Mehdi Gokal -

Tottenham Hotspur have been struggling with an injury crisis throughout the season, with over 20 players from the squad encountering injuries at some point.

Several key players have missed through long-term injuries – one of them being their star summer signing Micky van de Ven.

He has been terrific since being signed from Wolfsburg in the summer, making an instant impact to the Tottenham defence. Him along with Cristian Romero formed a formidable centre-back partnership until the injuries.

The Dutch defender was sidelined in November due to a hamstring injury. He was out for two months, consequently missing ten games for the club.

After a long time out, Micky van de Ven has recently made his comeback, starting in Lilywhites’ 2-2 draw against Manchester United last week at Old Trafford.

However, in the closing minutes of the game, van de Ven went down, pointing to his leg after playing 89 minutes. He limped off the ground, eventually being replaced by Emerson Royal. Although, the defender confirmed in a post-game interview that it was merely a cramp.

But, in what is going to be a blow for Spurs, there is a possibility of the centre-half facing a reinjury from his hamstring issues, as suggested by injury expert Dr. Rajpal Brar.

Speaking with Tottenham News, he shared insights regarding the injury of the former Wolfsburg defender. He admitted that there remains a significant chance of a setback with hamstring injuries, and him limping off in his first game back is not a good sign.

He said:

“There are significant chances of reinjury as hamstring injuries have the highest risk of reinjury for footballers so there’s always that possibility.

“He was limping off in his first game returning from an injury and that’s never a good sign.

“However, he played down any injury worries shortly after which is a positive but he’ll still be monitored carefully by the club physios.

“I’d expect to see him back at 100 per cent if he’s not there yet, but just one game back might not be enough to achieve that.“

Ange Postecoglou will remain optimistic about having the Netherlands international with him for the remainder of the season as Spurs aim to sustain their pursuit of a top-four finish in the Premier League.

They have also signed Radu Dragusin from Genoa this month, which will come as a big boost for the defensive options at the club.

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