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Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Ryan Mason has delivered an update on Japhet Tanganga’s fitness ahead of Tottenham’s game against Leicester.

Tanganga played in Spurs’ last match against Aston Villa, starting the game before being forced off after 83 minutes.

Unfortunately, the injury the defender picked up this week doesn’t sound good at all, with Mason describing it as a ‘naughty ankle ligament injury’.

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“Japhet and Ben are out. Japhet suffered a naughty ankle ligament injury and he’ll be out. Ben has started doing some individual training,” Mason said.

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This isn’t good news for Spurs.

Luckily, the Leicester game is likely to be the only match Tanganga misses as it’s the final game of the season, but ankle ligament injuries are no joke.

Ligament problems are issues that can persist throughout a player’s career, so we can only hope that the defender gets the right amount of rest and the correct treatment.

On the other hand, it’s great to hear that Davies is edging closer and closer to full recovery, especially with the Euros due to start in a few weeks’ time as the left-back is likely to be a key player for Wales at the tournament.

Tanganga hasn’t had the breakthrough season many predicted he would have this term, and we can only hope that he comes back in 2021/22 fit and firing.

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