Victor Wanyama’s knee injury is not as serious as first feared and the Tottenham midfielder could be in contention to play against Crystal Palace this weekend.
Spurs host PSV Eindhoven in a crunch Champions League match on Tuesday, but Wanyama won’t be available after missing Saturday’s trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers with a knee problem.
Inevitably there were fears the 27-year-old was set for yet another lengthy spell on the sidelines. He has struggled to regain full fitness since first injuring his knee in the summer of 2017.
But Mauricio Pochettino has revealed Wanyama’s injury is related to the other knee and isn’t serious.
“It was a different knee he injured. He’s close to being back and hopefully will be available for selection on Saturday,” Pochettino said in a press conference on Monday (via @SpursOfficial).
Tottenham are currently struggling with a number of injuries, particularly in central midfield. Eric Dier is struggling with a thigh problem and Mousa Dembele appeared to damage ankle ligaments against Wolves.
That means Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko are likely to continue in central midfield against PSV. They did a fine job at Wolves, so it isn’t a major concern.