Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld avoids lengthy spell on sidelines
By Nick Lustig
Last Updated: 19/10/16 6:51am
Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld will avoid a lengthy spell on the sidelines after a scan revealed no major injury.
The Belgium international missed Spurs' goalless draw with Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League after being carried off on a stretcher with a nasty-looking knee injury against West Bromwich Albion last Saturday.
Alderweireld is unlikely to return for Saturday's match away at Bournemouth or the EFL Cup tie with Liverpool next Tuesday, but could feature in the home game against reigning Premier League champions Leicester on October 29.
"It will be difficult (this weekend) because it is very painful but the reaction was good," manager Mauricio Pochettino said.
"The scan was clear, no problems but we need to wait because it was a very heavy knock and we have to see. It will be difficult for the weekend."
Meanwhile, forward Harry Kane began light training earlier this week as he recovers from the ankle ligament problem he sustained in the 1-0 victory over Sunderland in September.
There was a fresh injury concern in Germany after full-back Danny Rose left the BayArena wearing a protective boot, although the details of the problem are as yet unknown.