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