The groin injury Kieran Trippier picked up against Crystal Palace isn’t thought to be serious, according to the Daily Mail.
Trippier is the latest in a long line of Spurs players who have suffered injuries this season. He is the ninth player in the squad with a muscle problem after starring at the World Cup.
Tottenham are going through the worst injury crisis since Mauricio Pochettino arrived at the club. There seems to be new issues every week, with Davinson Sanchez the latest to injure his hamstring before Saturday’s win at Palace.
Trippier limped off midway through the first half and was replaced by Serge Aurier. After the game, Pochettino said the right-back will be assessed.
And the Mail believes early assessments show the injury is “not serious”, suggesting there is a good chance Trippier will be fit to play against Chelsea after the international break – he’s unlikely to feature in England’s upcoming matches, though.
That’s probably a good thing for Spurs, who could really do with giving the majority of their World Cup stars a rest. Unfortunately, many of them are set to play a part for their countries over the next 10 days or so.