Taking to Twitter, Sky Sports injury analyst Ben Dinnery has shared an update on Tottenham Hotspur winger Steven Bergwijn after he was taken off for the Netherlands against Turkey on Tuesday night.
The Lowdown: Spurs in crisis mode?
Alongside the unavailability of Davinson Sanchez, Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso, who are undergoing a training camp in Croatia (Dan Kilpatrick), Spurs could be without several players due to injury.
Son Heung-min, Ryan Sessegnon and Oliver Skipp are all at the centre of concerns following knocks picked up on international duty, with another worry having now emerged over Bergwijn.
The 23-year-old Dutchman, who has started all of Nuno Espirito Santo’s first three Premier League games in charge of Spurs, was hauled off against Turkey after appearing to pick up a knock.
He was also pictured with icing on his left ankle.
The Latest: Dinnery shares update…
He claims that the Dutchman ‘will be assessed’ after appearing to pick up the knock, with Nuno now facing a nervous wait to see if Spurs’ exciting starlet can indeed feature against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Nuno’s men go to Selhurst Park with a 100% winning start to their Premier League season and the Portuguese head coach will not want to lose momentum now.
The Verdict: Nervous wait…
Bergwijn has been one of the new Spurs manager’s favoured players so far and it is safe to say that he will not want to be without the attacker for long.
According to WhoScored, only superstars Son and Harry Kane can boast better attacking numbers than Bergwijn so far in the English top flight out of Tottenham’s squad this season. Indeed, only the South Korea international has averaged more shots on goal per game than Bergwijn, whilst Kane is the only Spurs player to register a higher amount of key passes in the final third (WhoScored).
It has been quite the bright start for him this season and an injury to deter it is the last thing needed.
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