An update on the welfare of Tottenham Hotspur defender Matt Doherty was announced on Sunday evening.
And the news, unfortunately from the Lilywhites’ perspective, has proven to be all about nature.
For those unaware, the Republic of Ireland international Doherty, amid a bit of a new life under Antonio Conte, was forced to make an early departure from the club’s meeting with Aston Villa on Saturday.
After suffering a knee problem within the opening exchanges at Villa Park, the former Wolves star did his best to carry on, but was ultimately left with no choice but to return to the dressing room, with the help of the visitors’ medical team. .
In turn, Spurs loyalists have been left with a long wait to discover just how much the resplendent defender has been injured.
And late on Sunday precisely, this was coming online.
According to a report by the trusted Alasdair Gold of football.london, Doherty is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the season and beyond:
“football.london understands that injury scans have now revealed that the Republic of Ireland international has torn the medial collateral ligament in his knee and will be out for up to 12 weeks.”
I understand it’s bad news for Matt Doherty and Antonio Conte. The Irish will miss the rest of the Tottenham season and more. What a bad luck. Full details below. https://t.co/frZkId41MG
– AlasdairGold April 10 2022
Return of Reguilon
While Doherty’s injury, in and of course, is a huge blow to Tottenham, Antonio Conte and his teammates. There is no doubt that the Irish case did not arrive two weeks ago.
It comes with left-back options Sergio Reguilon and Ryan Sessegnon having both just recovered from their own treats on the treatment table.
So one, if not both, is expected to feature prominently over the remaining weeks of the campaign.
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