Tottenham ‘lucky to have him’… but “he won’t be back this year”

November 10, 2023 | by

Mickey van der Penn (22-Tottenham Hotspur) has reportedly suffered a hamstring injury that thankfully isn’t serious enough to require surgery. However, with a history of injuring the same area in the past, it’s likely that the hamstring injury will reoccur in the near future if he doesn’t fully recover, so he’s expected to be out of action until January.

The Telegraph, The Athletic, The Daily Mail, The Evening Standard, and other media outlets in the U.K. reported simultaneously on the 10th (KST) that “Van der Penn, who suffered a hamstring injury, fortunately does not need surgery,” and that “it is not yet known how long the recovery period will take, but it is likely that he will be out of the lineup until at least January next year”.

Earlier, van der Penn was injured in the 11th round home match of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) season against Chelsea at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, on Nov. 7. He went down in the 44th minute of the first half, clutching his hamstring in the process of chasing down Nicolas Sackong (22-Chelsea) as he tried to break into space behind him.

Van der Penn went down immediately and complained of excruciating pain. He was actually caught on camera as he lay on the ground in agony. He was later helped off the field by medical staff, who left van der Penn limping on his right leg in pain. Some speculated that he would be out for the season, but contrary to expectations, he reportedly did not require surgery.

However, van der Penn is expected to return in January of next year, as he suffered a similar injury in February of last year while playing for Wolfsburg and was sidelined for 10 weeks. In addition, the hamstring injury is one of the most likely to recur, and with coach Enze Postecoglou (58-Australia) indicating that he intends to play the 58-year-old once he is fully recovered, it is unlikely we will see him back this year.

Van der Penn is a center back who arrived in a Tottenham shirt during the summer transfer window. The left-footed, 1.93 meters tall, solidly built defender has been a steady presence in the starting lineup, especially in man-to-man defense, where he is quick for his size and has good defensive intelligence. His buildup from the back was also praised for its reliability.

After making a name for himself at Tottenham, van der Penn was called up by Ronald Koeman (60-Netherlands) to the Netherlands national team for the first time in September. He was limited to the bench at the time, but was recalled last month and made his A-match debut as a substitute against the French and Greek national teams 카지노사이트.


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