Tottenham Hotspur to fast-track defender's injury recovery

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Jan Vertonghen was expected to be out until new year, but could be making a recovery quicker than first thought.

Jan Vertonghen has been on the sidelines with an ankle ligament injury which kept him out of the Sunderland game at the weekend. It was initially thought he would require surgery but now that may not be the case.

Andre Villas-Boas has said the club will instead try and employ a blood-spinning technique.

The Spurs manager said "At the moment there is ankle ligament damage. We will have the player in a boot for one or two weeks to try and settle it. We want to - and we will - avoid surgery on the player."

This will be good news for Spurs fans, as Vertonghen will now hopefully be able to feature for them during the busy festive period. Vertonghen provides a versatile option for the club, and will be very useful to have in the squad.

As well as the Premier League fixtures which build up at this time of the year, Spurs also have the Europa League and the Capital One Cup to contend with. They have a quarter final match against West Ham United in the latter next Wednesday. AVB will want as many players available to him in order to rotate his squad for these matches and try and keep his players fresh.

The FA Cup game with Arsenal is on the 4th January and that will be of huge importance. In the league they also have big games against Liverpool, Southampton and Manchester United. A big 4 weeks or so ahead for the North London side.

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