Injury expert Ben Dinnery says Steven Bergwijn could return from injury in Tottenham’s next game against Newcastle United, but it would mean him playing with some pain.
The Dutchman has been injured since last month and continues to work at the gym to return to the squad as soon as he can.
He posted an image of himself in protective boots as shared by the Lilywhite Rose Twitter account earlier.
That image seems to show that his injury is rather serious and he would be out of action for some time.
Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries website, says the attacker’s appearance against the Magpies would come down to pain management.
He reminds us that Spurs have earned some good results without him in the team and they also have the likes of Son Heung-min and Harry Kane who can play for them.
However, they could risk him for the match and it all depends on how he manages the pain he is still feeling.
“With injuries like his, it’s about pain management,” Dinnery told Football Insider.
“He is doing a lot of gym-based activity. If he can manage that pain and he’s able to work then he can return to the team.
“His fitness will still be in a good place, that image told us a lot. In the wider circle, Tottenham are coming off the back of a couple of wins.
“They got those wins without Bergwijn in the side and we know they have quality players like Kane and Son.
“Do Tottenham need to risk him? No. But he could play if they needed him to.
“He needs to be ready. We know behind closed door games don’t match the intensity of the Premier League.
“If he is in the squad I would expect him to be on the bench but he could play if he manages that pain.”