The North London derby on Sunday saw the Wales international pushed off early.
An update on Brennan Johnson’s injury from Sunday’s North London derby against Arsenal has now been given to Tottenham Hotspur.
What’s the latest Tottenham injury news?
Johnson wasn’t the only player to suffer an injury in Sunday’s game; James Maddison also had to leave the field after colliding with Jorginho, although his need for crutches or an ice pack suggests that his injury wasn’t too serious.
Ivan Perisic, a member of Croatia’s national team, has now been declared out for an extended period of time after suffering an ACL damage to his right knee. He joins other long-term absentees like Ryan Sessegnon and Rodrigo Bentancur on this list.
Giovani Lo Celso’s return from a thigh injury appears to be doing reasonably well, according to Ange Postecoglou, who stated on September 15 that Lo Celso is “still working his way back.” We won’t rush him back because he saw us yesterday. The fact that he completed the session was simply positive, and his integration into society is now the goal.
The hamstring injury Johnson sustained against Arsenal, according to Football London, may cause the Tottenham boss a bit more anxiety. Depending on the severity of the problem, Johnson might miss up to six weeks, according to the report. The Wales international is expected to undergo scans this week to ascertain the severity of the issue even though it is believed that he simply has a tight hamstring rather than a more serious ailment.
Before the October international break, Spurs will be hopeful the 22-year-old is back in action. If it’s simply a minor strain, he might be able to play against Luton Town on October 7.
The forward might not be able to return until after the international break, and in the worst case scenario, he might not be fit until the away match against Wolverhampton Wanderers in November if the injury is more serious than initially thought.
Did Brennan Johnson play well against Arsenal?
The Welshman was given the start by Postecoglou for the weekend match at the Emirates Stadium as a sign of his confidence, but he did not have the best game in front of goal, missing two significant opportunities, the most of any player on the field.
In what was a high-pressure game on Sunday, it might be seen as a plus that the former Nottingham Forest player was getting into the right areas, but Postecoglou will be hoping he can be a little bit more clinical going ahead.
The winger undoubtedly has the potential to be a long-term success in north London, and he did well in the Premier League last season, scoring eight goals in his debut campaign, earning praise from previous boss Sabri Lamouchi who called him “unbelievable.” In order for Johnson to resume his development with Spurs as soon as possible, Postecoglou will be praying the injury is not serious.