Massive Tottenham injury, player to miss rest of the season

Spurs will need all the help they can get on defense as one of their starters announces his season-ending injury.
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Just when fans thought Tottenham's injury woes were finally over, poor luck has intervened for one of the club's most important players.

In an official statement, Destiny Udogie has announced that he will be out for the rest of the season.

The news comes at a tough time for both the player and the club.

Udogie, who has started in all of the 28 matches that he's been available for, will have to sit out as Spurs take on some of the toughest opponents of the second half of their season (Transfermarkt).

Destiny notably missed two other matches this campaign, with respective muscle and knee injuries (Transfermarkt). However, injuries had notoriously gotten in the way of the 21-year-old's availability even in his career prior to Spurs.

The Italian footballer missed four matches for Hellas Verona back in 2021 due to muscle fatigue, as well as 17 total games in his subsequent season amid a variety of knocks (Transfermarkt).

Unfortunately, the most recent injury to the full-back poses the question of how prone he may be to the wear-and-tear of English football, although it certainly is too early to tell whether that's the case until details of the injury and its severity are disclosed.

There can be no doubt that the injury will come as a huge loss to Ange and co. who relied on Udogie's high work-rate all season on both ends of the pitch, where the player found his way to five goal contributions (Transfermarkt).

Without the Italian full-back, the club will likely rely on the abilities of Welsh defender Ben Davies, a player whom Ange has used both at center-back and left-back when needed.

Tottenham take on Arsenal on April 28th, whose attacking threat in Bukayo Saka may pose issues to Davies and the rest of the Spurs defense. However, the team have dealt with injuries before, and there's no questioning Ange's resolve to play his style of football, no matter his options for the starting-XI.

All the team can do is hope for a speedy and full recovery, and keep marching on.