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01-05-2019 | 22:02 Football

BREAKING: Tottenham provide injury update on Jan Vertonghen

Tottenham Hotspur have provided injury update on Jan Vertonghen. Belgium international suffered head injury during Champions League semi-finals first leg against Ajax Amsterdam, He also sustained small cut on his nose and was forced to be substituted in the first half by Moussa Sissoko. Official statement from club’s website says:The Belgium defender was assessed on the pitch yesterday immediately after the incident with our medical team strictly following Football Association concussion guidelines.” “Following testing he was judged to be alert and answered all questions correctly and lucidly, deeming him fit to return to the field of play. Jan was immediately withdrawn as a result of the player informing medical staff that symptoms were developing suddenly and that he no longer felt stable standing up. “Tests today have been clear and testing will continue for the next few days. Additionally, as is standard Club policy with certain injuries, we shall also be seeking independent advice and Jan is due to see a neurologist, who specialises in elite athletes, tomorrow. The player has reported no ill-effects today.” Tottenham will visit Amsterdam next week to play against Ajax in the second leg. Doni Van De Beek’s goal was the only one at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which gave Ajax a tiny lead ahead of the second match.

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