Tottenham boosted with Toby Alderweireld set to return before end of month

Injured Tottenham defender Alderweireld set to return before end of month
By Eurosport

18/10/2016 at 14:04Updated 22/10/2016 at 12:44

Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld has been ruled out of their Champions League Group E match against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday but his injury is less serious than initially feared, coach Mauricio Pochettino said on Monday.

Alderweireld was carried off during Tottenham's 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, clutching his knee after landing awkwardly in the second half.

"We will wait for the scan but we believe it's not a big issue," Pochettino told reporters. "He got a knock on his leg but it was better yesterday today. I hope it is nothing important.

"It was a big knock, a heavy knock in his leg - but we hope that it's not a big problem for next week.

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