Tottenham confirm extent of Ben Davies’ ankle injury

Tottenham confirm extent of Ben Davies’ ankle injury

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Tottenham have confirmed that Ben Davies will miss an “extended period” of action after suffering ligament damage in the 3-2 victory at West Ham United on Saturday.

The Welsh left-back played 75 minutes at the London Stadium in Jose Mourinho’s first match in charge of the club before he was replaced by Danny Rose for the final quarter.

Davies was then forced to miss Tuesday’s crucial Champions League win against Olympiacos which saw Spurs qualify for the knockout stages, although the extent of the damage didn’t become clear until after the game when he was seen walking through the mixed zone on crutches, wearing a protective boot.

Tottenham then released a statement this afternoon, which read: “Following ongoing examination and assessment over the past few days, we can confirm that Ben Davies sustained ligament damage to his left ankle during Saturday’s win against West Ham United.

“Assessment continues to determine whether surgery is required with the Wales international defender expected to undergo an extended period of rehabilitation.”

It’s unclear how long the 26-year-old will be ruled out for, but Davies looks set to miss a number of games, including the trips to Manchester United and Bayern Munich in early December, whilst he might not feature for the remainder of the calendar year.

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