February 25, 2024

Despite sustaining a hamstring injury against Chelsea, Tottenham defender Micky van de Ven has been unexpectedly spotted in his training attire.

 

After going to his knees and clutching his hamstring during Tottenham’s Premier League match against Chelsea earlier this week, Micky van de Ven was taken out of the game in agony. The Netherlands international and Cristian Romero had a fantastic partnership that was about to fall apart in the upcoming weeks, despite the player’s explosive start to life in north London.

Just minutes before van de Ven’s injury, Romero was shown a straight red card for a foul in the penalty area on Enzo Fernandez with Cole Palmer then converting from 12 yards. As a result, Eric Dier was given his maiden minutes of the season first alongside Emerson Royal and then Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg after Destiny Udogie was sent off.

Ange Postecoglou gave a less than encouraging report on van de Ven following the game, coupled with an explanation for why James Maddison was also substituted off in the first half. “Postecoglou stated following the game that it’s too early. “Since it’s a big one for Micky, you would think he’ll be out for a while.

“He [Maddison] got a knock on the ankle. We were down one man already. It made sense to make a couple of changes at that point.” While Maddison was withdrawn as a precautionary, the way in which van de Ven pulled up and left the field in tears suggests he will be a long-term absentee, however a surprising image from Tottenham training may suggest otherwise.

Van de Ven was seen in the gym talking to a worried Son-Heung min as Hotspur Way’s preparations for this Saturday’s Premier League match against Wolves were in full swing. Spurs can only hope that van de Ven’s injury is not as bad as initially believed because he appears to be laughing while wearing his full Tottenham training gear and no visible strapping on his hamstring, as seen by Shutterstock.

X (formerly Twitter) user @Craig1Osullivan posted the following comment after seeing the picture: “No strapping, he’s standing up, he’s got his gym gear on.” Please do this miracle for me, or I’ll turn religious.” Because of this, a lot of people have started to speculate that it might only be a grade 1 injury—a minor muscle pull or strain that heals in a matter of days.

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