As per an official announcement from Tottenham Hotspur, barely-seen Lilywhites talent Alfie Whiteman has undergone surgery to his left knee after it emerged that the 22-year-old has torn his meniscus.
Whiteman set for Spurs injury lay off
Having made just one senior appearance for Spurs in all competitions under manager Jose Mourinho, coming in the Europa League earlier this season, news has now surfaced that he is on the treatment table.
Indeed, Whiteman has undergone surgery on his knee following a meniscus tear and is expected to miss the entirety of April – with the club hopeful he will return to training in mid-May after a period of recovery and rehabilitation.
The goalkeeping prospect has made a number of appearances on the bench for Spurs in recent seasons whilst being a regular a youth level, which was enough to prompt the club to award him with a contract extension until 2022 back in December 2019 (official).
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In reaction to his extended deal back then, former Spurs goalkeeper Paul Robinson lauded the news and lavished Whiteman with praise – explaining how he had been impressed with his performances for the Lilywhites Under-23s (Football Insider).
Having also played for England at nearly all youth levels from the U16s to U19s, it’s debatable that he is the most promising up-and-coming shot stopper at Hotspur Way.
News of his meniscus tear and surgery comes as a setback for his continued development, but Spurs’ optimistic recovery timeframe provides a silver lining.
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