The Telegraph’s Matt Law has revealed an injury update on Micky van de Ven who was forced off against Chelsea during their 4-1 defeat on Monday night.
Just before half-time, the Dutch defender suffered a hamstring injury and it did not look good right from the start.
He was pictured in the gym days later with the rest of the lads providing some hope for Spurs fans but Paul O Keefe cleared that even injured players have report in which would explain his presence.
Matt Law reported that Tottenham have delayed his initial scan for now and although a surgery may not be required, he is still ‘set for a lengthy spell out’ on the sidelines.
As per him, he could be out until January at the earliest but Spurs will put a better timeframe on his return once the scans are done.
“Tottenham fear Micky van de Ven is set for a lengthy spell out injured, despite hoping he will not require surgery.”
“Estimates suggest Van de Ven could be out until January at the earliest, although Tottenham are yet to put a firm timescale on his return and delayed an initial scan.”
This is not the news Tottenham fans would have wanted to hear. Micky van de Ven has been one of the standout performers for Spurs ever since joining in the summer from Wolfsburg
Van de Ven has immediately bolstered Tottenham’s defense, adapting seamlessly to the physical and competitive nature of the Premier League. His partnership with Cristian Romero at the back has proven to be one of the best in the league.
His impact has garnered praise from a number of pundits including William Gallas who believes he has been the ‘best signing of the season’.
The 22-year-old’s absence will no doubt be a major blow for Ange in his fight for a top four and more.