Having missed the end of the 2013-14 season with a pelvic injury, Tottenham right back Kyle Walker has barely featured in our pre-season matches and with the start of the new campaign less than a week away, it looks extremely doubtful that the defender will be fit for Upton Park on Saturday.
After a mere, 45 minute appearance in North America, head coach Mauricio Pochettino admitted,
“Kyle is good some days, on other days he has a bad feeling.
“We believe he may recover soon, but we need to be calm with him because it is an injury that he has had for five months. Is is difficult to say today whether he will be fit for next week.”
Most reports mark Walker down as doubtful for Saturday but on the basis of those comments it seems extremely unlikely that the player will be ready. So, unless Spurs can rush the transfer of DeAndre Yedlin through very quickly, it’s Kyle Naughton on the right again as the new season kicks off.