Etienne Capoue injury: Midfielder has no fracture, according to French report

Clive Mason

This is some truly excellent news if it's accurate.

Etienne Capoue went down with what looked like a horrible leg injury in the North London Derby against Arsenal on Sunday, but it looks like he's come away from that incident without any serious long-term problems. French outlet L'Equipe is reporting that the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder was examined after the game and that it was determined that there is no fracture in his left fibula.

If true, it's a big boost for Spurs. Capoue has looked like an excellent signing thus far and his presence has allowed Sandro to ease back into full fitness. Capoue looked to be in terrible pain when he was stretchered off the pitch, but apparently the injury wasn't as bad as first feared.

Of course, an MRI could still reveal something different. Lukas Podolski was thought to be out three weeks for Arsenal when he picked up a hamstring injury last week, but it was revealed later that he'll miss closer to three months. L'Equipe said that, even though Capoue doesn't have a fracture, he's still likely to renounce his place in the France squad for World Cup qualifiers.

Hopefully, Tottenham Hotspur reveal the exact extent of his injury shortly.

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