Nuno Espirito has suggested the ankle injury Cameron Cater-Vickers suffered in Portugal on Thursday night might be a bad one, but there is better news on Cristian Romero.

Spurs’ 1-0 Europa Conference League qualifying defeat to Pacos de Ferreira probably won’t be remembered in a few weeks, particularly if the Londoners ease through the second leg – as they will be expected to next week.

However, Carter-Vickers may remember it as the game that saw his chances of earning a move away from Tottenham this summer come to an end.

The American defender, who has spent the last few seasons out on various loan spells, was probably hoping to either impress Nuno or put himself in the shop window in Portugal – but instead he twisted his ankle in the second half.

In his press conference on Friday afternoon, Nuno said (via Football London): “It doesn’t look good.”

On a more positive note, the Spurs boss said Romero is recovering after feeling pain in his knee during the match, a problem that was likely a result of fatigue rather than anything more serious.




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