Jan Verthonghen stretchered off against Sunderland, but seems okay for now

Robert Cianflone

When Jan Vertonghen went down and needed a stretcher to be removed from a crappy pitch, you were hyperventilating. We'll find out more later, but he appears to be fine.

Wednesday's preseason match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland in Hong Kong was delayed because of torrential rain, then played on a very poor pitch anyway. In the 50th minute of the game -- actually 10 minutes into the second half because the game was shortened -- Jan Vertonghen went down and had to be stretchered off the pitch. I gasped. You gasped.

Vertonghen will get checked out and we'll hear from Andre Villas-Boas regarding his condition shortly, but the good news is that he wasn't stretchered straight down the tunnel. He got up and looked willing to come back into the game.

We don't want to play internet doctor, but generally players don't ask to come back into the game if they've torn or broken something. Hopefully AVB has good news on Wednesday night or Thursday morning.

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