Worries Mount as Victor Wanyama's Knee Injury Could Result in Season Long Absence

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Tottenham supporters are concerned that defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama will miss the rest of the season with his current knee injury. 

As discussed on Sunday Supplement on Sky Sports (via Football London), the Kenyan has not featured for the Lillywhites since their defeat to Chelsea at Wembley Stadium back in August. 


Spurs provided their last update on the midfielder last Friday when they admitted that he had seen a specialist over his knee issues.

The club said in a tweet ahead of last week's press conference for the build up to the Premier League encounter with Manchester United: "Victor Wanyama is receiving treatment and continuing to go through rehabilitation, following up with a specialist next week" 

Wanyama was a key member of Mauricio Pochettino's midfield and provided that protection in front of the back four which made them such a formidable defensive force with the best record of only conceding 26 goals in 38 Premier League games last season. 

Unfortunately, apart from his cameo appearance at Newcastle United in the first game of the season, he has rarely played. 

Naturally, concern is spreading amongst the Tottenham faithful that his injury is more serious than first thought and he could be another long-term absentee like fellow midfielder Erik Lamela who has been absent due to a reoccurring hip injury and defender Danny Rose who had been out for nine months after having exploratory knee surgery. 

Thankfully the England international has returned to training and made his long awaited comeback against Real Madrid in the Champions League a fortnight ago. 


Wanyama's absence, with his powerful tackling and physical presence, has certainly had an impact on Spurs' midfield. The sooner the ex Saint is able to get back to full fitness and impose himself Spurs' title credentials will receive a welcomed boost.