Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte has confirmed in the last 48 hours that full-back Ryan Sessegnon is facing another prolonged spell on the sidelines.
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Spurs are already set to be without Olivier Skipp for the foreseeable future after the midfielder missed an eighth consecutive match due to an ongoing groin injury.
Speaking ahead of the trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United [via Football.London], Conte admitted to being ‘worried’ by the 21-year-old’s lengthy spell out of action.
Now it would appear that the Italian boss has even more cause for concern as Sessegnon was ruled out further having been taking off at half-time during the 5-0 mauling of Everton.
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Having previously hoped the muscle injury suffered by the 21-year-old was ‘nothing serious’, Conte confirmed when speaking to the press, including journalist Dan Kilpatrick, that another three weeks out seems the most likely possibility.
#thfc Conte says Sessegnon will be sidelined until after the March international break with another hamstring injury. "I think there is a predisposition to have this type of problem," he said.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) March 10, 2022
This would mean that the 18-cap England Under-21 starlet would miss the matches with Manchester United, Brighton & Hove Albion and West Ham, with a possible return to face Newcastle United at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
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Unfortunately, injuries have rather blighted the former Fulham ace’s time in north London so far.
An apparent favourite of Conte’s, the ex-Juventus boss had recently admitted to being able to ‘trust’ in the youngster to perform – evidenced by handing him six starts in the Premier League since December.
With the race for the top-four still on, Spurs will hope to have Sessegnon available as soon as possible.
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