The International break is about finished, and it was looking like Spurs’ squad would return with most everyone at full health. At the last minute, though, it appears that Spurs are going to be minus one player in midfield.
According to David Kwalimwa of Daily Nation, Kenyan International Victor Wanyama has made the journey back to London after being ruled out of a friendly against Central African Republic.
Wanyama, who travelled to Morocco for national team duty accompanied by a physio attached to his English club Tottenham Hotspur, flew out of the Stars camp at the Le Vizir Parc and Resort in Marrakech on Sunday, hours after scoring the opening goal in Kenya’s 2-2 draw against Comoros on Saturday.
At times during training in Marrakech this past week, Wanyama seemed to experience discomfort on his left knee, which he hurt while training with his club in pre-season last July.
The 27-year-old player currently requires medical checks and physiotherapy after each training session and game.
Well that sucks. Victor had been playing some damn fine football going into the international break, so this is a blow. There is, however, no word on the severity of the injury and with it being a friendly, it could simply be a knock.
Kwalimwa is one of the more respected journalists in African football, writing for a number of outlets across the continent, so there’s no reason not to believe what he’s reporting. The fact that he doesn’t speculate the injury and sticks with what he knows is refreshing at least.
Hopefully we hear from Poch that it’s nothing serious though it could keep him out of our Easter Sunday clash with Chelsea.