Mauricio Pochettino has denied suggestions Toby Alderweireld’s injury is worse than first feared.

Alderweireld recently said that he could be out for 14 weeks depending on some upcoming scan results.

But Pochettino has revealed the defender was speaking hypothetically.

“He’s doing well. I think someone misinterprets [what he said recently]. I’m going to clarify the situation,” said the Spurs boss. (Quotes via Ham&High.)

“[Toby] said ‘if it’s the case that the injury was worse than it was, with surgery I would maybe spend 14 weeks out’. But it wasn’t the case.

“He doesn’t need anything more than to work hard and have treatment now from medical staff. He’s on plan, on time and he’s recovering well.

“We don’t need to be worried because we avoid, and he avoids, an injury that could maybe keep him out for a long time. I don’t know if I’ve clarified or if it’s worse now!”

Hopefully that means the Belgian will be back as soon as possible after Christmas.