Tottenham Hotspur’s starting left back Danny Rose sustained what looked like a knee injury in the first half of Spurs’ 0-0 draw against bottom of the table Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday. After a challenge from Sunderland right back Billy Jones, Rose pulled up holding his knee. He left the pitch in the 38th minute, replaced by Ben Davies.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino declined to give a whole lot of detail on the extent of Rose’s injury in post-match comments to the media. "Danny we will assess tomorrow. In a tackle he twisted his knee. I cannot say more, we need to look at it tomorrow," Pochettino said.
Losing Danny for any length of time is obviously not great, but there may be some reason to hope that his injury wasn’t as bad as what it looked on the pitch. A fan apparently spoke to Rose after the match and received some good news.
@Dan_KP just spoke to Danny outside the ground. Heavy knee brace on but said it's "not bad".— Andy (@AWPB90) January 31, 2017
Obviously we wait for the scan and any news that comes out of the clubs’ official channels, but this might indicate that Danny didn’t completely do his knee, and that’s great news if true.