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Report: Juan Foyth out with knee injury, surgery a possibility


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Juan Shining Moment may have had his light dimmed. There is a report out of Argentina that states that Tottenham Hotspur’s young center back Juan Foyth will be out after picking up an injury in training.

TNT Sports in Argentina states that Foyth suffered a meniscus injury in his right knee during a recent training session, and is due for an extended spell on the sidelines. The report goes on to say that the injury could require surgery, though that determination hasn’t yet been made.

Apparently Argentina national team manager Lionel Scaloni and doctor Daniel Martinez have already been in contact with Foyth and are aware of the injury; Foyth has been a regular participant for Argentina at right back over the past few months despite not getting a ton of action for Spurs this season.

If this is true, it’s a huge blow for Foyth, and for Spurs. It’s no secret that Foyth and Jose Mourinho have more or less fallen out, with Mourinho playing him a couple of times before slotting him behind Japhet Tanganga in the pecking order at CB. All the recent murmurs suggested that Spurs were going to try to offload him, either permanently or on loan — a recent season-long loan at Leeds under Marcelo Bielsa was recently mooted, assuming they promote to the Premier League next season.

If he’s injured and out for an extended period of time, that could put a real crimp in both Foyth’s and Spurs’ plans. It’s also a real bummer for Juan, who I still quite like and would like to see do well in the future.

Mourinho didn’t mention this in today’s press conference, which means either Spurs are keen to keep it under wraps for now, or that Foyth just isn’t in Mou’s plans anyway. We’ll wait for confirmation for the time being.

Poor Foyth. He’s Juan unlucky guy.