Tottenham’s nightmarish period of the season shows no signs of improvement, with winger Steven Bergwijn having been ruled out for an “extended period” with a sprained ankle.
The 22-year-old, who joined PSV’s Spurs for £ 25m in January, suffered the injury in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Burnley.
It’s a blow to Jose Mourinho who loses another attack option, with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min already in the treatment room.
A statement posted on the club’s website said: “After evaluation and examination by our medical team, we can confirm that Steven Bergwijn suffered a significant sprain in the left ankle during our match against Burnley.
“The Dutch international will now undergo a long rehabilitation period where its progress will continue to be assessed.”
Ben Davies was also absent from the Champions League round of 16 second leg match against RB Leipzig on Tuesday with a hamstring problem.
The left-back has just returned from a major ankle injury suffered in Mourinho’s first game in November and would leave central defenders Jan Vertonghen and Japhet Tanganga or winger Ryan Sessegnon to fill up.
There was better news, however, on the training ground at Hotspur Way, as Kane went into the field for personal rehabilitation training as he approached a return from a hamstring injury. leggings.
The England captain has not played since the day of the year he broke a tendon in Southampton and his season seemed uncertain.
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But the attacker is ahead of his recovery schedule, aiming to return early next month, and was seen participating in brutal overtaking exercises during the 15-minute media session.
Kane tweeted, “I love being back on the grass with a ball at my feet.”
The Spurs will travel to eastern Germany later Monday, where Mourinho will face the media.
The Bundesliga has confirmed that the match will be played normally, with fans allowed to attend, after some confusion when German Health Minister Christian Seifert called for events where more than 1,000 people would attend the cancellation.
However, the club tweeted Monday: “OFFICIAL. Tomorrow’s game against @SpursOfficial will go as planned with the fans allowed to attend. “