Tottenham’s Injury Crisis: Maddison and Van de Ven Out Until New Year, Reveals Postecoglou

Tottenham Hotspur’s aspirations of maintaining their impressive start to the season have suffered a major setback with the news that James Maddison and Micky van de Ven will be sidelined until the new year. The duo sustained injuries during the same passage of play in Tottenham’s chaotic 4-1 defeat to Chelsea on Monday.

In a press conference ahead of their upcoming clash against Wolves on Saturday, which will be broadcast live on TNT Sports from 11:00 UK time, Spurs manager Ange Postecoglou disclosed that his influential summer signings, as well as Brazilian star Richarlison, are set for extended spells on the sidelines.

Postecoglou stated, “Micky obviously, as we saw the other night, was a hamstring injury. Without specifying a definite timeline, he will be out for at least a couple of months. So we can expect him to return in the new year.”

“Similar circumstances apply to James Maddison. He suffered a significant ankle injury in the previous match and underwent a scan. The results were not positive, so he will be out for a considerable period of time, probably until the new year as well.”

Regarding Richarlison, Postecoglou mentioned that the player has undergone surgery. He added, “To be fair to him, he has battled through the entire season so far, but with the international break approaching, this was an opportunity to have the surgery. He will only be out for a month, four weeks. Hopefully, he will return shortly after the international break.”

Maddison’s absence will be sorely felt by Tottenham in terms of attacking prowess, as the number 10 has contributed three goals and five assists in 11 Premier League matches. Meanwhile, van de Ven’s goal against Luton proved to be the winner.

In addition to the injured players, Tottenham will also be without the suspended duo of Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie, who were both sent off in the defeat to Chelsea.

Eric Dier, who had not featured in any matches under Postecoglou this season, replaced Romero in the heart of defense against Chelsea and is expected to make his first start of the campaign at Molineux. He may partner with the returning Ben Davies, who has recovered from an ankle knock that forced him off against Crystal Palace.

Tottenham still have several long-term absentees on the treatment table, including Ryan Sessegnon, Manor Solomon, and Ivan Perisic.

For those looking to watch the Wolves vs Tottenham match on Saturday, TNT Sports is available on major TV platforms, offering up to four TV channels and up to six digital or red-button channels. The game will be broadcast live on TNT Sports 1 and TNT Sports Ultimate, with coverage starting at 11:00 UK time on Saturday, November 11. Subscriptions to TNT Sports can be obtained through discovery+, BT, EE, Sky, and Virgin Media.

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