Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend’s World Cup participation is reportedly in jeopardy as he prepares for further tests on an ankle injury.
The England international suffered the blow during Spurs’ weekend win over Stoke City, leaving the stadium with a protective boot, and the BBC reports that he will undergo further tests today after a MRI scan on Monday.
Townsend burst onto the scene this season with a string of fine early performances, and his contributions for England suggested he was destined to play a significant part in this summer’s World Cup.
But a hamstring injury suffered back in December saw him miss the next nine matches, and since his return he has failed to replicate his showings from earlier in the campaign.
Townsend was used sparingly by Sherwood following his injury return, clocking up just 63 minutes of league football in the last month. But now it appears his campaign – and World Cup involvement – could be hanging in the balance.
With little time to regain match fitness, and with competition for places at Brazil 2014 as fierce as ever, the Spurs winger will be hoping for good news regarding the latest tests.