There are some things that we shouldn’t have to see in football. One of those things happens to be the laissez-faire attitude when it comes to head injuries and concussion in football. Jan Vertonghen suffered a nasty collision on Tuesday, yet he was allowed to play on before almost collapsing, and as Spurs have given an update on him, the fans are just happy he’s alright.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 1 May 2019
Vertonghen’s blow saw him collide with both Toby Alderweireld and Andre Onana, and whilst it was a complete freak accident the Lilywhites weren’t happy with the handling of the incident. Tottenham’s medical staff may have followed the guidelines, but when Vertonghen was seen unable to even stand as he was substituted it left a lot of the Lilywhites panicking over the health of their Belgian.
Whether the problem is in the guidelines themselves or the way that Tottenham apparently rushed through them is still up for debate, but seeing as the defender looks to be recovering well and the fact that attempting to play on hasn’t worsened his condition is all that matters. Spurs fans would love to see Vertonghen feature in the second leg against Ajax next Wednesday, but they can’t stress enough the importance of making sure he’s fully fit first.
You can read the Lilywhites’ verdict on the Vertonghen update here:
Hope to see you back healthy and raring to go soon. pic.twitter.com/WZmxMOYwx5
— ᖇEᑌᗷᔕ (@ReubsJ1) May 1, 2019
Good news. Speedy recovery, super @JanVertonghen .
— Joe (@Joe_DMB) May 1, 2019
Hope to see you back in Amsterdam on the pitch next week we love u king
— René (@Reneafca16) 1 May 2019
Get well soon Jan, never good to see a head injury
— I Am Groot (@BettisCarl) May 1, 2019
Don't take risks with head injury,
— Stuart Cameron (@slcameron9) May 1, 2019
That is good news about @JanVertonghen. Hope that all is well. It's only right and proper that Jan is seen by a neurologist. Hopefully he will say that Jan is 100% fit.
It looked bad last night, but I would assume it was delayed shock that kicked in.
Get well soon Jan.
— Tom Salter (@salter_tom) May 1, 2019
Great news. Take good care of him and look forward to seeing Jan back with the team soon.
— Spurred On (@dianelaw47) May 1, 2019
Good news the real goat of defenders
— Thømãś (@thomxsftbl) 1 May 2019
Vertonghen’s safety and wellbeing has to come first, but the Lilywhites are desperate for him to make it back in time for next Wednesday in what promises to be their biggest game in decades.
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