Antonio Conte has dropped a worrying injury update concerning Tottenham Hotspur wing-back Ryan Sessegnon.
What’s the latest?
In comments made following Spurs’ highly impressive 5-0 demolition of Everton on Monday evening, the 52-year-old Italian revealed that the 21-year-old – who was substituted at half-time in the fixture – was withdrawn as a result of a muscle injury, before going on to state that he hoped the setback was nothing major.
Regarding the England U21 international’s latest knock, Conte said: “Ryan Sessegnon, we have to make evaluation [on Tuesday]. I hope [it’s] nothing serious as it is a muscular problem. I hope [it’s] nothing serious because every time this player is having continuity of performance and then something [goes] wrong or [he picks up] a little injury. I hope it is nothing serious.”
Supporters will be gutted
Considering just how long it has taken for Sessegnon to earn a regular spot in the Tottenham Hotspur first team, the suggestion that the youngster could now be ruled out for yet another significant period of time is sure to have left the Spurs supporters gutted.
Indeed, since making a £25m move to North London in the summer of 2019, the £13.5m-rated wing-back has made a total of just 27 appearances for the senior side – something which has largely been down to a series of injury layoffs, with the youngster having picked up seven separate knocks in the last two and a half years.
However, after Sergio Reguilon was recently sidelined due to illness, the 21-year-old Sessegnon was subsequently handed five consecutive starts in the Premier League, the most since making his switch from Fulham.
As such, considering that the £53k-per-week defender had finally started to find a decent level of form over his recent appearances, the fact that he now appears to have suffered yet another injury setback is sure to come as a massive blow to not only the player himself but also to Conte and his top-four chasing side.