Dr Rajpal Brar has stated that even if Micky van de Ven, a defender for Tottenham, has recovered, he could still reinjure himself due to his hamstring problems.
The club physios will be keeping a close eye on him since, according to the injury expert, hamstring setbacks carry the highest risk of reinjury.
The 22-year-old hobbled off before the 90-minute mark after making his comeback against Manchester United on January 14. However, he soon allayed fans’ concerns by claiming on Sky Sports that it was just a calf cramp. [On Your Own]
Physical therapist and sports scientist Dr. Brar remarked of van de Ven’s current level of play exclusively to Tottenham News: “There are significant chances of reinjury as hamstring injuries have the highest risk of reinjury for footballers so there’s always that possibility.”
It is never a good sign when someone is hobbling off the field in their first game back from an injury.
He did, however, downplay any concerns about injuries soon after, which is encouraging, although the club physios will still be closely watching him.
“If he’s not there yet, I’d expect to see him back at 100%, but it might not happen after just one game back.”
The Netherlands international’s last senior match for Spurs was back in November, prior to the match against United.
At that point, Ange Postecoglou’s team led their home match against Chelsea 1-0, but they ultimately lost 4-1 and were reduced to nine players.
This season, the 22-year-old has made 12 Premier League appearances for Spurs and has scored one.
In August, he also participated in the full 120 minutes while watching his team lose to Fulham in the Carabao Cup on penalties.
In other Tottenham Hotspur news, there are rumors that one of the players may be absent longer than anticipated due to a setback in his recuperation.