Danny Rose is set for another spell on the sidelines
after the defender suffered a recurrence of the knee injury that
ruled him out for nine months until October, but boss Mauricio
Pochettino called it only a “small problem.”
Rose did not travel to Swansea for Tuesday’s Premier League
match, and a club source told ESPN FC that he had been feeling
the knee in recent weeks and would undergo tests to determined
the extent of the problem this week.
It is unclear at this stage for how long Rose will be out, but he
is not expected to feature in Thursday’s game against West Ham
United or the FA Cup third-round match against AFC Wimbledon
After the 2-0 win at Swansea, Pochettino said he was not
concerned by Rose’s injury, describing it as a “small problem.”
“We need to assess him after the game against Southampton [on
Boxing Day],” the Spurs manager told a news conference. “Then
the club will give information about what happened.
“I am not concerned. Sometimes are small things. In this
situaiton, I am not a specialist, not a doctor. You want your
player fit to play, but we wait to see.”
The news is still a significant blow for Spurs and for the 27-year-
old, who originally suffered the injury in a 0-0 draw at Sunderland
in January 2017.
After undergoing an operation, he finally returned as a substitute
against Real Madrid in October and has since started eight
matches, including five in the league.