Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has stated that he hopes the injury to midfielder Victor Wanyama is not overly serious and that the Kenyan enforcer will be back in action soon.
Spurs prevailed 2-0 against Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday, reducing the gap at the top of the Premier League table to seven points.
#thfc Wanyama just walked past. Gave a thumbs up and said he's fine.
— Ben Pearce (@BenPearceSpurs) April 1, 2017
#thfc Victor Wanyama says he's 'fine'. Thumbs up as he left the stadium.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) April 1, 2017
However, the visitors suffered two injuries in midfield, with both Wanyama and Harry Winks taken off in the first half.
The former Southampton star has been a critical player for Tottenham this season, impressing with his combativeness and high energy in the middle of the park.
Pochettino confirmed in the game’s aftermath that the African had suffered a back injury.
“Victor suffered a big injury on his back and we’ll see now what happens,” the Spurs boss told the club’s official website.
“We’re sad for both players and now we have to wait.”
Despite Spurs fans being worried that Wanyama could miss the remainder of the season run-in, a number of prominent journalists have tweeted to stated that the midfielder told them he was fine upon leaving Turf Moor.
Eric Dier and Moussa Dembele deputised well for the injured duo in the second half against Burnley, with the pair seemingly set to retain their places against Swansea City in midweek.