It appears that behind all the publicity of the growing injury crisis at Liverpool, the Reds aren’t the only Premier League side to be stripped of a number of first team players.
In a similar injury epidemic, Nacer Chadli has become the latest Tottenham player to face time out on the sidelines.
Only eight minutes into Spurs’ clash with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at White Hart Lane on Saturday, Chadli had to be taken from the pitch via stretcher. An ankle injury proved the culprit and Tottenham were starved of a key offensive protagonist in what resulted in a stalemate.
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Since the fixture, the extent of the 26-year-old’s injury has been revealed. According to BBC Sport, Spurs predict their tricky wide man will be out for six weeks with damaged ankle ligaments provoked by the collision.
The Belgian winger joined the north London outfit in 2013 and has since been a reasonable success at the club after a slow start. There is no doubt Tottenham will miss the forward and hope his absence doesn’t hinder the club’s eight-game unbeaten run in the Premier League.
Chadli is far from the only player on Tottenham’s treatment table, joining a long list of crocked stars.
Young English midfielder Ryan Mason remains absent with a knee injury, summer signing Son Heung-min is nursing an injured foot and Nabil Bentaleb continues to struggle with an ankle problem.
Tottenham sit a solid seventh place in the Premier League table and with only one loss - Spurs fans must be happy with their start to the campaign.
However, with Chadli becoming the latest in a growing list of injuries at the club, will this spreading issue prove detrimental to their top four chances? Only time will tell.