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Tottenham’s Danny Rose to miss the month of February with knee injury

Tottenham miss their dynamic left back, but it sounds like he’ll be back sooner than expected.

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There’s good news on Tottenham Hotspur’s injury situation. Spurs fans have been waiting with baited breath for any update on Danny Rose’s knee, which has kept him sidelined since last week’s Sunderland match. Rose was supposed to have seen a specialist on Monday to further assess his knee injury, but the club has been quiet since then.

Now, the Independent is reporting that the scans have come back and suggest that the injury isn’t as bad as what Spurs feared, and that Rose could be back training in as few as two weeks. Rose could be fit in time to play in Spurs’ home match against Everton on March 5.

This is actually pretty good news for Spurs, and corroborates earlier (at the time spurious) reports in the English media that suggested Rose might miss the whole of February. It means that Rose will miss upcoming league matches against Liverpool and Stoke City, both Europa League ties against Gent, and the FA Cup match at Fulham. All things considered, that’s not a bad stretch of games to miss if you want your starting fullback healthy for Spurs’ end of season stretch run.

It means, however, that Ben Davies is set to put in a lot of minutes in a short period of time, unless Pochettino gets creative and decides to do something like play Kevin Wimmer out of position or give a start to Kyle Walker-Peters on the left.