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.
"Now we have to wait for the result of the scan, which he took this afternoon. Everyone else is okay. We are only missing Harry Kane," said Pochettino.