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Tottenham defender set to be sidelined for up to six weeks through injury

Tottenham defender set to be sidelined for up to six weeks through injury

Ryan Sessegnon has been ruled out for up to six weeks, adding to Tottenham Hotspur’s injury concerns.

According to reports, the Tottenham left wing-back suffered a hamstring injury in training prior to the Leicester City matches and will now miss games.

Sessegnon’s absence means that Ivan Perisic, 34, is the only fit senior player at the club who plays the position. 

It remains to be seen if he will also look to utilize Ben Davies there on occasion, despite the Welshman having spent a significant portion of his career there before becoming a regular central defender.

Hugo Lloris, who has been ruled out for at least six weeks with a knee injury, is joined in the treatment room by Yves Bissouma, who underwent surgery on Friday for a fractured left ankle. Tottenham are facing something of an injury crisis at the moment.

Rodrigo Bentancur sustained a knee injury during the match at King Power Stadium and was unable to continue playing, causing Spurs to worry about his fitness.

With Bentancur’s injury and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg serving a one-match suspension in the Champions League, Tottenham may have to field an inexperienced midfield duo of Oliver Skipp and Pape Matar Sarr for their round of sixteen clash against AC Milan on Tuesday.

Ryan Sessegnon has had a recurring problem with his hamstrings during his time at Tottenham and underwent intense strength and conditioning work in Portugal during pre-season to try and improve the strength of his core muscles in order to prevent further hamstring injuries, as reported by The Sun.

Tottenham are in a crucial stage of the season with a lot of games coming up and manager Antonio Conte needs as many fit players as possible.

The recent loss to Leicester revealed the lack of reinforcement in crucial positions on the field, particularly in defense, which was neglected in both the summer and last month’s transfer window.

The decision to let go of Matt Doherty, who could have covered the left flank, now seems like a misstep.

Tottenham defender set to be sidelined for up to six weeks through injury

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