Oliver Skipp has been ruled out of Tottenham’s FA Cup fourth round tie against Brighton with a groin injury, according to reports.
The news comes from, among others, PA Sport’s Jonathan Veal, who tweeted the news that Skipp has a groin problem and Japhet Tanganga is out with a knee injury. Both will miss the Brighton clash.
Some injury news. Oliver Skipp (groin) and Japhet Tanganga (knee) are ruled out against Brighton. Sonny and Romero are now fully fit #THFC
— Jonathan Veal (@jonathandveal83) February 4, 2022
In better news, Veal revealed returning duo Son Heung-min and Cristian Romero – who had been out with muscle and hamstring injuries respectively – are full fit and available for the FA Cup weekend.
However, Skipp’s injury throws a bit of a spanner in the works if Antonio Conte was planning on trying out his best XI. Many would argue Skipp should be a guarantee starter when everyone is fit.
With that in mind, it seems likely Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Harry Winks will be the midfield partnership on Saturday, with new signing Rodrigo Bentancur beginning the game on the bench.
Let’s just hope Skipp’s injury doesn’t result in a lengthy lay-off and he can return to the starting line-up as soon as possible.