Oliver Skipp’s worst possible outcome has now been confirmed by his parent club. Skippy, who has had an outstanding loan this season at Norwich City, injured his foot in extra time of their 4-1 win over Reading this weekend. The win was what clinched the Championship title for the Canaries and promotion back to the Premier League, but Skippy’s season looked like it was going to be over.
Today, Tottenham announced that Skippy has indeed broken his foot, and has now undergone surgery.
Oliver Skipp has undergone surgery to repair a metatarsal fracture.
Oliver has spent the season on loan at Norwich City and sustained the injury late on during their 4-1 win against Reading on Saturday, a game which secured the Canaries the Championship title.
The England Under-21 international will undergo a period of recovery and is expected to return to training during the pre-season period.
Surgery is never a sure thing, obviously and footballers are littered with players who had a major injury and never really regained the form they had before they got hurt. You can make an argument that Alex Pritchard, another Spurs academy graduate midfielder, was a player in that mold. You could also argue that Harry Winks had a higher promise before his foot injury a few years ago.
Hopefully that doesn’t happen to Skipp. After this season where he was a key player in Daniel Farke’s midfield, he’s got a very bright future ahead. Unfortunately, since he isn’t likely to return before preseason of next year, that bright future is preceded by a long road to recovery.