Tottenham are waiting to hear the full extent of Kieran Trippier’s injury after he limped out of the 1-0 defeat against Crystal Palace. Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is unsure whether Trippier will be fit to report for England duty, and will be keeping his fingers crossed it is nothing serious.
The right-back went off in the first half of Spurs’ 1-0 win at Selhurst Park on Saturday night with a groin problem and is doubtful for the Three Lions games with the United States and Croatia.
Trippier is now the ninth Spurs player who went to the World Cup to have suffered an injury this season.
Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Mousa Demble, and Davinson Sanchez have also picked up injuries as the treatment room fills up.
It is too early to says how long Trippier will be out for, but Pochettino will be keen for him to stay back with Spurs if he is not fully fit. “I hope it is not a big issue. I don’t know,” Pochettino said. “The medical staff is going to assess and then the medical staff of England is going to assess whether he will be involved or not. It is a groin injury.”