Spurs wait on Vertonghen scan

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is due to have a scan on Thursday on the ankle injury he suffered playing against Sunderland in the Asia Cup on Wednesday.

Last Updated: 26/07/13 at 11:49 Post Comment

Jan Vertonghen: Tottenham defender due for a scan on ankle injury

Jan Vertonghen: Tottenham defender due for a scan on ankle injury

The Belgium international central defender, on as a second-half substitute, slipped on a rain-soaked pitch at the Hong Kong Stadium and was unable to continue.

Speaking after the match, Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas was optimistic the damage was not too severe, although there are fears Vertonghen may not be fit for the start of the season.

"It seems like he twisted his ankle, it could be sprained ankle ligaments," said Villas-Boas.

"Hopefully there is not too much damage as he has a good range of movement still, but it is swollen a bit.

"We hope it is nothing very serious, the MRI scan is positive and he'll be back for the start of the season."

Villas- Boas also admitted the state of the playing surface had given him cause to worry, adding: "I was concerned but what can you do? It isn't great. The pitch is what it is. You can't change the conditions.

"It was impossible to play football as the conditions were extremely poor."

Tottenham defender Kyle Walker also felt the conditions were less than ideal.

"There was a lot of rain," he said. "The groundsmen did well to get the pitch fairly match fit.

"The game was reduced to 80 minutes, which was probably the safe thing to do.

"Jan's picked up a little niggle due to the pitch but you just have to deal with it."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

ne of the conclusions from this list is that Man City should never buy a striker in January - good luck Wilfried Bony....

Savinator
F365's Top Ten Worst January Panic Buys

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

Footer 365

Capital One Cup: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Chelsea's Diego Costa was lucky to avoid a red card

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes Chelsea's Diego Costa was lucky to stay on the field in the Capital One Cup semi-final.

Capital One Cup: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists Diego Costa does not deserve retrospective action after Emre Can stamp

Jose Mourinho thinks Chelsea's Diego Costa should be left alone to play football after a controversial outing on Tuesday.

Capital One Cup: Chelsea reach final as Branislav Ivanovic's goal sinks Liverpool

Branislav Ivanovic's extra-time goal gave Chelsea a 2-1 aggregate win over Liverpool and a place in the Capital One Cup final.

Mail Box

The Problem With FA Cup Shocks...

...is that the draw for the next round is pretty shocking. Blackburn v Stoke, anybody? We also have mails on LVG and ManUnited, who drew plenty under Fergie...

You're Man Utd, For Crying Out Loud!

Defending a 0-0 draw with Cambridge on the grounds that other teams lost to lower-league opposition is not befitting of Man United. We're inclined to agree with Mailboxers...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company