Without injuries, where would Tottenham be this season? The Lilywhites have been ravaged by setbacks and blows to key players at crucial times this season, yet Mauricio Pochettino has got his side into a Champions League semi-final. Ahead of that semi-final first-leg, at home to Ajax later tonight, Harry Winks has become the latest to suffer injury.
Im absolutely gutted that I’ve needed to have surgery at such a vital point in our season. We’ve tried everything to avoid this action but I’m very hopeful that this is not the end of the season for me yet in what has been a great year for the team and me personally #COYS
— Harry Winks (@HarryWinks) 29 April 2019
Winks had to undergo surgery on a groin injury yesterday and it could well have ended the young midfielder’s season. The 23-year-old has proven to be key to the way the Lilywhites play under Pochettino this season and the partnership he concocted with Moussa Sissoko over the Christmas period, born out of necessity as opposed to option, worked a treat.
Now, though, it looks like the two biggest games in Tottenham’s recent history will go by without Winks, even if Sissoko looks like he’ll be getting himself back from injury just in time for tonight’s clash. Without Winks next to him, Sissoko struggles somewhat as his lack of technical ability is made up for by the young Englishman just as equally as Sissoko’s dynamism makes up for Winks lack of explosiveness in transition and tonight’s midfield battle will be tough to win without the young academy man.
You can read the Lilywhites’ thoughts on Winks’ blow here:
Such a shame to have you out Harry but you’ll come back stronger then ever, best of luck with the treatment#oneofourown
— Taylor (@THFCTaylor) 29 April 2019
We're gutted for you. You helped get us to this point and deserve to be out there. Rest, recover, and come back stronger.
— Aaron Pitters (@aaronpitters) April 29, 2019
You have time to recover and get this problem behind you once and for all. It's disappointing not to see you tonight, but it would be even more disappointing for this to blight and even end your career. Want to be seeing you for years to come.
Speedy recovery xxx
— Dee (@Dee86439453) April 30, 2019
Gutted for ya Winksy! But know you’ll come back stronger!
— Mac (@Macaully_Moffat) 29 April 2019
— JF (@JohnStarFox17) 30 April 2019
Speedy recovery Winksy, we miss you in midfield #COYS
— Mark Philip Gomez (@markpgomez) April 30, 2019
Gutted to hear it, you've been huge for us this year in my opinion. Come back strong #COYS
— Graham Marshall (@GrahamMarshall_) April 30, 2019
The Lilywhites are desperate for Winks to make a speedy recovery, but at the same time, they don’t want to see him rush back and make things worse long-term.
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