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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Rose injury is a concern

Rose could be out for weeks and Spurs have 6 fixtures in February

The tackle didn't look too bad, OK Danny Rose clattered his foot into the studs of Billy Jones boot and these days with boots more like slippers, so pain was expected. The concern was he immediately called for a substitution and he could hardly stand on it when he first got up.

Rose tried to hobble it off but sat back down and the trainer came on. He had a quick word and then helped him limp off the pitch. It wasn't his foot, but his knee that was causing the problem and given he injured that knee against Manchester City, Mauricio Pochettino was concerned. He spoke to ESPN correspondent Dan Kilpatrick after the game.

Poch on Rose: "Danny we will assess tomorrow. In a tackle he twisted his knee. I cannot say more, we need to look at it tomorrow."

I understand Rose will undergo tests on Wednesday. He left the game in a leg brace once again but revealed to a supporter that the injury wasn't too bad.

We can ill afford to be without Rose, although fortunately we have Ben Davies back from injury now and available to deputise. That means Kevin Wimmer would play in a back three should we revert to that again. This was precisely why Wimmer was the right choice ahead of Davies against Manchester City in our last Premier League game.

A knee injury is going to take a little time to clear up and my initial thoughts are that he will miss the next game. 


The next round of the FA Cup and that takes place between 17 and 20 February. Will the UEFA Europa League take precedent over the FA Cup?

I'd expect Davies to play against Middlesbrough on Saturday and against Gent in the UEFA Europa League. That would give Rose time to recover, play against Liverpool at Anfield, Fulham in the FA Cup between the UEFA Europa League ties and against Stoke City.


1 comment:

  1. Although I don't think it was a mean foul, I believe that the Sunderland player actually landed on Rose's foot rather than Rose kicking his studs per se.

    His foot appeared stationary at the time of contact so, of course, he was penalised heavily for it (Just outside the box). All too typical a decision from their twelfth man in the black I'm sorry to say.




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