According to a report from ESPN, Tottenham Hotspur ace Ryan Sessegnon is set to miss the Premier League meeting with Newcastle United.
The lowdown: Yet another issue
The 21-year-old wing-back has endured a difficult season with injuries since returning from a loan spell at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, missing 24 fixtures so far.
Having arrived at the Lilywhites with a hamstring problem in 2019 in a £25million switch from Fulham (BBC), the England youth international has regularly been sidelined through various fitness problems.
Overall, Sessegnon has missed 31 matches for Spurs and Hoffenheim in the past two campaigns and the latest hamstring injury threatens to keep the starlet out for a prolonged period.
The latest: Mid-April comeback
According to sources at ESPN, Sessegnon will miss the upcoming clashes with Newcastle and Aston Villa as Tottenham look to make ground on the top four.
Prior to the international break, Spurs boss Antonio Conte told reporters that the situation with the 18-cap England Under 21 star was a ‘repeating’ issue and that the medical department would have to find a ‘solution’ in the future (football.london).
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Now, the fresh report claims that the London-born ace is ‘stepping up his rehabilitation’ but there is no ‘rush’ due to a long line of similar muscular injuries in the past.
The verdict: Not so ‘perfect’
Tipped to play a huge part in Spurs’ season by Noel Whelan, the versatile left sider was billed as the ‘perfect’ fit for the system in north London – one would indeed think his versatility down the left flank makes him ideal for Conte’s wing-back role.
However, despite starting four consecutive league matches prior to the latest setback, Sessegnon has still only managed 15 first-team appearances this season (Transfermarkt).
With the youngster absent for at least a fortnight yet, Conte will no doubt be delighted to have Spanish full-back Sergio Reguilon fit and available as every point becomes crucial in the hunt for Champions League football.
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