Pochettino provides an update on crocked Tottenham ace Danny Rose

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on prior to the Premier League match between Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur at Liberty Stadium on January 2, 2018 in Swansea,...

The Tottenham Hotspur left-back has been out of action for just over two weeks.

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and...

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino addressed the media yesterday, ahead of his side's clash with Everton at Wembley today, and delivered a fitness update on Danny Rose, as quoted by popular football news website Football.London.

The 27-year-old full-back has not played since Tottenham's 5-2 Boxing Day win over Southampton, after a recurrence of a knee injury.

He has endured a stop-start campaign with the Lilywhites, and has hardly endeared himself to the Spurs faithful, after making disparaging comments regarding the club's ambition.

Danny Rose of Spurs in action during the Premier League match between Watford and Tottenham Hotspur at Vicarage Road on January 1, 2017 in Watford, England.

Rose is still a top class left-back, though, and Tottenham have undoubtedly missed him during his absence.

Pochettino addressed the media yesterday, ahead of his side's clash with the Toffees today, and was asked whether he had any positive news on the England international, as quoted by popular football news website Football.London:

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"Now he's doing his rehab in St George's Park until Wednesday. We hope it's not a big issue and he can be available again in a couple of weeks."

He was then quizzed as to why Rose is recovering at St George's Park rather than with the club:

"Because the last time he had a problem, we shared with the doctor and physios at the FA and always it's important to change the mindset. The players need time to change and I think it was the better thing to recover as soon as possible."

So, judging by Pochettino's words, Rose will be out for a little while yet.

In Ben Davies they have an able deputy, however, and Spurs fans will be hoping that their club can continue their push for a top four place without the 27-year-old left-back.

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