Tottenham Hotspur now has two injured Harrys. Midway through the first half of Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor, 20-year old midfielder Harry Winks was seriously injured in a challenge with a Burnley player near the touch line.
Winks stumbled past the touch line and his leg appeared to buckle right in front of the Burnley bench in clear pain. It wasn’t clear whether the injury happened during the challenge or has Winks fell by the sideline. Burnley’s medical staff rushed to his attention, and Winksy was eventually given oxygen and stretchered off. At one point Spurs captain Hugo Lloris and Son Heung-Min went over to check on Winks’ status and their faces looked grim.
Winks was later taken to a local hospital in Burnley for further treatment. He was subbed off for Moussa Sissoko, with Spurs reverting to a 4-2-3-1 formation featuring Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele in the pivot.
We’re not sure exactly what happened to Harry, as the replays weren’t conclusive. Early tweets suggested a possible broken ankle or leg, but later reports said that Winks sustained “ankle ligament damage.”
There has been no official word yet from Tottenham on the state of Winks’ injury, apart from brief remarks from Mauricio Pochettino saying that he was being “assessed.”
It definitely didn’t look good. It’s a huge blow to Winks, who was having a break-out season for Spurs and looked to be set for a major support role in Tottenham’s Premier League run-in.
Elsewhere, Victor Wanyama was also subbed off early after landing on his back in the first half. He was replaced by Mousa Dembele after walking off on his own power.
UPDATE: Victor Wanyama looks like he’s going to be okay, which is good news.