Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Oliver Skipp has not suffered a fractured metatarsal after a recent injury sustained at Hotspur Way.
This has been confirmed by reliable Spurs correspondent Alasdair Gold, who has been speaking on the latest Gold & Guest Talk Tottenham podcast.
It was suggested in the last few days that the 21-year-old midfielder was on the receiving end of a freak accident during a training session which saw him miss the game against AS Roma.
However, as the days have passed, more details about the injury have emerged, with the youngster avoiding a fractured metatarsal, though he had sustained a minor fracture to his heel.
The young Spurs midfielder has had a torrid 2022 marred by injury, but it seems there was very little he could have done to avoid this one and may have even gotten off lightly by avoiding a fractured metatarsal:
“Just had confirmation saying there’s definitely no fractured metatarsal for Skippy. It’s wherever it ends up it’s some other little issue within the foot or not – or another broken bone somewhere in the foot.
“This is the problem; if it was the coming-together after a landing from a header, then that opens up other stuff.”
TIF Thoughts on Gold’s comments…
This will certainly be a big boost to all those at Spurs in the sense that Skipp suffering a serious injury could have seen his time on the sidelines significantly increased.
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Since speaking on the podcast, Gold has confirmed the midfielder has sustained a minor fracture to his heel, but is only expected to miss the first 2-3 weeks of the new season.
Spurs are now likely to go into the game against Southampton with the same two midfielders they ended the previous campaign with in Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Rodrigo Bentancur, with Yves Bissouma also injured.
However, going by Gold’s comments on some of the players’ reactions to Skipp’s injury, perhaps this is a slight let-off for what could have been a much more serious setback.