Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed today that centre-half Jan Vertonghen will now be out with injury until some point in December.
The 31-year-old Belgian defender has made ten appearances for manager Mauricio Pochettino so far this season but was substituted in the game against Huddersfield Town and did miss out in our last Premier League game ahead of the October international break as we took a 1-0 victory over Cardiff City.
Belgian manager Roberto Martinez had already gone on record as saying that Vertonghen could be out for around the six-week mark as he ruled him out of action this break and he came in for some criticism from Poch for doing that as he felt it wasn’t his place, especially as we had a second scan set for the beginning of this week to get the full picture.
Sadly it seems Martinez was correct in his assumption as our second scan hasn’t provided any relief.
At the moment, the pencilled in date for a possible return is the Champions League trip to the Nou Camp to face Barcelona on December 11, but obviously, on the back of Christian Eriksen’s injury, it’s another big player we’ll be missing for some key games.