James Maddison to Miss Tottenham’s Trip to Wolves Due to Ankle Injury

In a disappointing turn of events, James Maddison of Tottenham Hotspur has been forced to withdraw from the England squad due to an ankle injury. The midfielder sustained the injury during Spurs’ 4-1 defeat to Chelsea on Monday, and was substituted in the first half. Maddison’s left ankle has been causing him trouble, leading to his decision to step away from international duty.

Tottenham released a statement confirming that Maddison will remain at Hotspur Way for rehabilitation under the club’s medical staff. As a result, he will not be able to participate in England’s upcoming UEFA Euro 2024 qualifiers against Malta and North Macedonia. The exact length of his absence from the pitch has not been disclosed by the north London club, but it seems unlikely that he will be included in Tottenham’s squad for their match against Wolves on Saturday.

Maddison joins a growing list of unavailable players for Spurs, with Micky van de Ven expected to be sidelined due to a hamstring injury. Manor Solomon and Ivan Perisic are also out with long-term knee injuries, while Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie will be absent after receiving red cards in the chaotic loss to Chelsea.

England, meanwhile, will conclude their 2024 Euro qualification campaign with matches against Malta and North Macedonia in November. Gareth Southgate, the Three Lions boss, addressed Maddison’s injury concerns when announcing the squad. He acknowledged the complexity of selecting a squad due to the sensitivity of club information, but expressed confidence in the availability of the other called-up players.

Maddison has made a strong impact at Tottenham since his move from Leicester City in the summer, scoring three goals and providing five assists in his first 11 games. Although he was not utilized in England’s recent Euro qualification victory against Italy, his absence will be felt by both club and country.

Tottenham’s upcoming match against Wolves will be broadcast live on TNT Sports 1 from 11:00 UK time on Saturday, November 11. Fans can access TNT Sports through various TV platforms, including discovery+, BT, EE, Sky, and Virgin Media.

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