Jan Vertonghen has a “slight” ankle injury but Tottenham are yet to discover whether he has damaged ligaments, according to reports in Belgium.

The defender limped off with five minutes to go as Spurs lost 1-0 at West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Saturday.

After the game, Mauricio Pochettino revealed Vertonghen had twisted his ankle but the extent of the problem was unkown.

A scan was set to take place on Monday, although the club is yet to relay the results.

Belgian outlet HLN (spotted by Sport Witness) claims Vertonghen’s injury is only a “slight” one, which is obviously promising.

However, a scan will reveal whether the 31-year-old has suffered “internal damage” to his ankle ligaments.

If there is internal damage, Vertonghen could miss the final two matches of Tottenham’s season against Newcastle United and Leicester City at Wembley.

His countryman Toby Alderweireld will be expected to step in if that’s the case – both players started in a back three with Davinson Sanchez in the defeat to West Brom.

Hopefully Vertonghen, who has been among Spurs’ best players this term, can play at least a small part against either Newcastle or Leicester.



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