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Super Jan seemingly not invincible

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen damaged a medial knee ligament during Saturday’s 3-1 win at Crystal Palace.

The 28-year-old Belgian was injured when he landed awkwardly after he appeared to be elbowed by Palace striker Connor Wickham.

Wickham has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association.

Editor’s Note: This could be a massive blow for Tottenham at just the wrong time of the season, the partnership of Vertonghen and Alderweireld has been one of the revelations of the season for Spurs as they have played every minute of Premier League action and taken The North London side to 4th in the Premier League.

Vertonghen will certainly miss the F.A. Cup trip to Colchester at the Weekend but it’s now a case of how many Premier League matches he will miss with this ligament injury. Hopefully it won’t be too many but to give some context his National side team mate Thibault Courtois had a similar injury early in the season and was ruled out for 3 months.

The injury probably won’t force Mauricio Pochettino into signing another Defender this week as Eric Dier can slot back into the Centre of Defence although he is Right footed so that would give you an unbalanced partnership, the more logical option would be Kevin Wimmer although he has little Premier League game time he is starting to settle into the rigorous of English Football and looked assured at the back during their F.A. Cup win over Leicester.

The absence of Vertonghen will more than likely put a halt on Fazio possibly returning back to Sevilla as he will be needed for cover on the bench (which is a real shame). As for Connor Wickham a 3 match ban rightfully awaits, will his suspension force Alan Pardew into signing a Striker. They certainly can’t rely on Own Goals between now and the end of the season.

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