Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks will be assessed in the coming days after coming off injured in Spurs’ 1-0 win at Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday. Spurs’ homegrown playmaker was subbed off in the second half of the match at the Westfalenstadion.
It was unclear what the problem was with Winksy initially; he was clutching his right ankle while sitting on the pitch waiting for the physios, but reports are that it’s a recurrence of the hip/groin problem that kept him out of last weekend’s match against Arsenal.
After the match, Winks confirmed that the problem appears to be in his hip and groin, but didn’t seem too concerned that he would miss a lot of time.
“We don’t know [how serious it is] yet. I’ve had a bit of a problem the last four or five days. A problem with my hip and groin.
”We’ll asses it today and see how bad it is, but nothing too serious.”
Spurs really missed Winks’ passing ability against Arsenal, but if he does miss time his absence will be mitigated in part by the return of Eric Dier, who returned to the pitch as a substitute for his first action in several weeks on Tuesday. If Winks can’t go against Southampton this weekend, Spurs are likely to go with some combination of Dier, Victor Wanyama, Moussa Sissoko, and Christian Eriksen in the center of midfield... assuming, of course, that Dele Alli isn’t back.