This season, injuries and Tottenham seem to go hand in hand, and their terrible streak appears to be continuing.
Some of Spurs’ best players, like James Maddison and Micky van de Ven, have had serious injuries, and other players, like Richarlison and Rodrigo Bentancur, have taken hits.
Even if some of those elite players have returned—Madison, for instance, played last night—the string of injuries doesn’t appear to be stopping.
Jamie Donley, a teenage winger, is the most recent player to develop an issue, per Football.London. Donley has a hamstring injury, just like a lot of other players in the Premier League this year.
Bristol Street Motors Trophy match between Cambridge United and Tottenham Hotspur U21. Image courtesy of Shaun Botterill/Getty Images
The good news is that Donley should return soon because the report indicates that his hamstring strain is mild. The young player hopes to contribute in the second half of the season after making an impression on Ange Postecoglou and getting involved this season.
Donley is one of several Spurs youth players vying for a spot in the starting lineup, having been called a “brilliant” young player for his under-21 exploits.
A major issue at Tottenham and elsewhere is injuries
When it comes to injuries, this season looks to have been a little problematic for clubs.
Important player injuries have severely impacted Tottenham, but other teams have also been impacted, including Sheffield United and Newcastle.
Tottenham will be concerned to see another player with a hamstring and muscular issue. Naturally, it sounds like nothing serious, and Donley should be able to heal just fine from this one.
However, Tottenham will need to strive to have greater control over the issue in front of the upcoming season, and they will also be hoping for a little more luck.
It’s a small wonder they’re still in the top four hunt when injuries have threatened to ruin their season.