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Juan Foyth sustains facial injury in Argentina training

The young center back collided with another player and is now a doubt for his senior international debut.

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The hits keep on coming for Tottenham Hotspur players. The latest isn’t that serious, but could prove to be a disappointment for young Spurs centerback Juan Foyth. Argentinian outlet TyC is reporting that Foyth was set to earn his first senior international cap for Argentina tonight against Mexico, but may now miss out after sustaining a facial injury in a collision with another player in training.

The report says that Foyth collided with Walter Kannemann and gashed open his cheek, requiring six stitches to close. The injury isn’t serious, but it’s enough that Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni may not be willing to risk him, at least in tonight’s match against Mexico. There’s a photo of Foyth on the TyC article that shows him with a bandage on his left cheekbone.

It’s a bummer, but even if Foyth doesn’t play tonight there’s another chance — again against Argentina — coming up on Tuesday where he could play. Assuming there aren’t further complications apart from the stitches, that seems like a likely target for him to get some international minutes.

What is it with Argentine Tottenham players and facial injuries? After Erik Lamela split open his head and Foyth injured his cheek, I’m starting to wonder. Hopefully neither Paulo Gazzaniga or Mauricio Pochettino cut themselves shaving anytime soon.