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Tottenham Hotspur blow as Dembele stretchered off v Tromso, Rose also injured

Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele has been injured in the Europa League.

Exactly what Tottenham did not want to happen, has happened.

Key players have suffered a injuries in a Europa League game in which they were cruising to a routine win.

Dembele was injured in a challenge just after the hour mark, looking in a considerable amount of pain.

It is a suspected ankle injury, and he was carried off the field on a stretcher, with Christian Eriksen coming on in his place in the 63rd minute.

First choice left-back Danny Rose was also forced off in the 35th minute with a possible ankle injury, replaced by Jan Vertonghen.

Jermain Defoe had struck two first half goals to give Spurs an early 2-0 lead.

Younes Kaboul also left the field late on, with Spurs finishing the game with 10 men as they had used all substitutions. Given Kaboul's recent injury history fans will certainly hope it was just a precaution.

How important could injuries to these players be for Spurs?

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