Tottenham Hotspur is eyeing a return for defender Micky Van de Ven in the new year, and recent footage shared on the club’s social media platforms has ignited enthusiasm among fans. The video showcases Van de Ven actively engaged in workouts, moving with apparent freedom, alleviating concerns about the severity of his injury.
Van de Ven sustained a hamstring injury during Tottenham’s tumultuous clash with Chelsea, prompting immediate apprehension about the extent of the damage. However, the recent video, capturing the defender’s fluid movements, has given fans renewed hope for a quicker return to action.
The center-back had to exit the pitch in the first half of the match against Chelsea as he sprinted to challenge a ball over the top. Initial fears suggested a potentially serious injury, possibly requiring surgical intervention. Nonetheless, after a few days and a reduction in swelling, manager Ange Postecoglou provided a more optimistic outlook, hinting that surgery might not be necessary, though a recovery until January was anticipated.
Postecoglou remarked, “Micky [is dealing] with a hamstring injury, which we knew was fairly significant. We’re looking at a couple of months [out], into the new year.”
While this projection initially meant Van de Ven would miss crucial fixtures during the Christmas period, the recent video has injected optimism into the Tottenham camp. There is now a growing sense among fans that the defender might make a speedier comeback than initially anticipated.
Van de Ven, a Dutch defender, made a significant impact in north London following his £43 million move. Before his injury, Tottenham had maintained an undefeated record in the league. However, with Van de Ven sidelined and fellow defender Cristian Romero serving a suspension, the team has suffered setbacks, losing two consecutive games leading into the international break.
Tottenham’s injury concerns extend beyond the defensive line, with James Maddison and Yves Bissouma also sidelined. Maddison is currently out with an injury, while Bissouma is set to miss the upcoming game against Aston Villa after the international break. The team will be eager to welcome back key players like Van de Ven to bolster their squad and resume their positive momentum in the Premier League.