Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld has shared a message of support on Twitter for Spurs teammate Moussa Sissoko, who is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
The France international injured the medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his right knee during Tottenham's 1-0 defeat at Southampton on New Year's Day.
Spurs confirmed in a statement on Tuesday that, following a clinical assessment and scans, Sissoko had undergone surgery for his injury.
Tottenham's medical staff will monitor the midfielder's recovery before he commences rehabilitation with a view to returning to training in early April, added the club statement.
Alderweireld wished Sissoko a speedy recovery on Twitter, prompting a thank-you message by his teammate and plenty of support from fans:
The best player at the club is out injured and Kane too. Truly is the sad day for the club,— Manny (@Mannythfc) January 8, 2020
WE MISS YOU SISSOKO COME BACK IMMEDIATELY PLEASE— roc (@thfcrocco_) January 8, 2020
Sissoko is a GOAT don't worry— Andrew ʷ (@andrew_SZN_) January 8, 2020
We need Sissoko. My god!— jessie navajas (@jessienavajas2) January 8, 2020
I know all Spurs supporters will join with you there Toby #coys— Bernard Boorman (@camraman40) January 8, 2020
Last week, Tottenham announced that striker Harry Kane will be sidelined for a period of time with a torn hamstring, although no timescale was given for the England captain's return to action (official Spurs website).
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