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Tottenham’s James Maddison sustains ligament damage throwing Man City availability into serious doubt – six names could miss out



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James Maddison is highly likely to miss Tottenham’s visit to Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium on December 3 following damage to ligaments, it has been reported.

Ange Postecoglou’s side have enjoyed a thoroughly enjoyable start to the new Premier League season, having only recently seen their unbeaten start to the campaign ended by rivals Chelsea at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side recorded a remarkable 1-4 victory in the English top-flight on Monday night, while the contest also saw a number of Tottenham players succumb to injury and further worsen Postecoglou’s selection dilemmas over the coming months.

The latest of those injury problems concerns James Maddison, who has been a leading player in Tottenham’s success so far this season, having joined the North London club from Leicester City during the most recent summer transfer window.

Maddison was replaced at the end of the first-half in Monday’s London derby fixture, joining a number of other Tottenham stars in being replaced due to injury. Now, a diagnosis on the England star’s problem has surfaced, with a staggering timeframe on recovery

That is as per the information of Paul O’Keefe, who reports that James Maddison has suffered from an ongoing recurring issue in his ankle and it has now been discovered that the England international’s ligaments are damaged.

With regards to a potential recovery timeframe, the report reveals that initial indications suggest a period of anything between one to three months recovery – meaning his availability for the showdown with Manchester City next month has been thrown into serious doubt.

While James Maddison’s injury will no doubt be the standout concern for Ange Postecoglou’s side at a crucial phase of their Premier League season, the 26-year-old is one of several names recovering from injury problems.

Ivan Perisic and Manor Solomon are both expected to return in 2024 due to long-term knee problems, while Cristian Romero picked up a straight red card in the defeat to Chelsea meaning he will miss the trip to Manchester City.

Ryan Sessegnon and Ben Davies could return towards the back end of November, however their potential returns are outweighed by pending diagnosis’ on Micky van de Ven and Richarlison – with the latter having undergone groin surgery.