Tottenham Hotspur defender Micky van der Vaart may not return to the field this year, according to reports.
“Tottenham are confident Van der Vaart will not need surgery on his hamstring injury,” the Evening Standard reported on Monday (Sept. 9).
Van der Vaart suffered the injury during the 11th round English Premier League (EPL) match against Chelsea on July 7. In the 44th minute of the first half, while chasing down Chelsea forward Nicola Jackson, who was trying to break into the back of the defense, he suddenly slowed down and went down, clutching the back of his right thigh. He was unable to continue and was replaced by Emerson Royal in the first minute of first-half stoppage time.
In the post-match press conference, Tottenham manager Enzi Postecoglou explained Vander Penn’s condition, saying, “It’s too early to tell, but the injury is quite serious and he will be out of action for a while.” The exact recovery timeframe is still unknown, but according to local media outlets, Spurs’ medical staff have assessed the initial damage and don’t believe it will require surgery.
That doesn’t mean the recovery period will be short. The Telegraph, a British publication, estimated that Van der Vaart could be out until January of next year. Vanderpenne also suffered a hamstring injury in February of last year with Wolfsburg. He was sidelined for about 10 weeks.
A prolonged absence would be a huge blow for Spurs. Van der Vaart joined Spurs in the summer transfer window, and he quickly established himself in the first team and successfully transitioned to a new stage and a new team. After finishing last season with the 15th fewest goals conceded in the league, Spurs were tied for third in the league for fewest goals conceded by the 10th round, thanks in large part to Vander Penn. 무지개토토 주소
Spurs will have to play through the league with a broken defense for the foreseeable future. Vander Penn is not the only absentee in the squad, especially for the Round 12 match against Wolverhampton Wanderers on November 11. First-team defenders Christian Romero and Destiny Udogie, who were both sent off in the last game, are suspended.