In a recent update by football journalist Matt Law, it appears that Tottenham Hotspur’s defense will be without key player Micky van de Ven for an extended period, potentially until January. The 22-year-old defender sustained an injury during Spurs’ 4-1 defeat against Chelsea in the Premier League on Monday night.
While the club has refrained from providing a definite timeline for his return, the initial scan has been delayed. According to Law, this setback is a “huge blow” for Tottenham, indicating that van de Ven is expected to be out of action for an extensive period.
Despite speculation that surgery may not be necessary, it seems that the talented defender will be sidelined for the remainder of the year at the very least due to a hamstring injury.
Van de Ven, who joined Tottenham in the summer for a notable fee of £43 million from Wolfsburg, has been a standout performer for the team this season. His absence will undoubtedly be felt as Spurs navigate their upcoming fixtures without the defensive prowess he brings to the squad.