I didn’t get chance to get to this yesterday, but over the weekend it was confirmed that Tottenham Hotspur’s Eric Dier was now sidelined until January having fallen ill and undergone surgery to remove his Appendix.
???? @ericdier has undergone surgery to remove his appendix.
He will now undergo a period of recovery before commencing rehabilitation and it is expected he will return to training with the squad in January.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 16, 2018
The 24-year-old England man obviously wasn’t involved in Saturday’s clash with Burnley, and he won’t resume proper training until the New Year following the procedure, but it’s not uncommon these days and it won’t be a lengthy spell on the sidelines but with the testing festive fixtures coming up, it is obviously a blow for manager Mauricio Pochettino’s plans given his usual rotation to try and keep people fresh.
Reacting to the news on social media after it was confirmed by the club, as well as plenty of fans wishing him a quick recovery, others were obviously concerned with competition in midfield given we are already without Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama as they deal with injuries of their own.
Appendix, goodness me. Probably the first time I've heard about a player being removed one
— Alex (@The_Tsar_Cannon) December 16, 2018
With Eric Dier now out until January we are really struggling in centre mid. Really have to improve that part of the team as a priority. #THFC
— Bob Smith (@iam_bobsmith) December 16, 2018
Wishing you a speedy recovery
— Youssef Lamfadli (@LamfadliYoussef) December 17, 2018
— george hogan (@georgehogan1) December 16, 2018
Oh no. ???? Hope surgery went well and you recover quickly DierWolf.
— Aaron Pitters (@aaronpitters) December 16, 2018
Ok now bear with me got a really far out there idea but it might just work ….call me crazy but Lets buy someone in January???? I know I know I’m nuts
— Mr Wonder (@Peopleschamp78) December 16, 2018
Masterful timing big man. Christmas off ????
— Chris Dunne (@spurchrisd) December 16, 2018
— Louise Fox (@lfox1961) December 16, 2018
The things people will do to get time of at Xmas
— Owein Cook (@cookey999) December 16, 2018
anything for christmas off…
— Callum Erskine (@erskinetweets) December 16, 2018
18-year-old Academy graduate Oliver Skipp might be the direct beneficiary of this.