Ben Davies of Tottenham will be unavailable to play for four to six weeks due to an injury where he managed to hurt his hamstring in the game against Southampton.
In last Saturday’s 3-3 draw between Spurs and St. Mary’s, Davies was taken off in the 37th minute and is now expected to miss some time on the pitch.
The Wales international is due to return to the pitch in May, just in time for Spurs’ season-ending games, where they would compete for a spot in the Champions League.
Davies will not be able to play for Wales in their forthcoming Euro 2024 qualifying matches against Croatia and Latvia due to his injury.
This season, Davies has received 21 starts out of the club’s 28 Premier League games and 37 total appearances from Spurs manager Antonio Conte. Left-back Davies’ absence might provide difficulties for the team’s new manager as Conte is largely expected to resign before the start of the Premier League season next month.
With Davies being Spurs’ only available left-back, Conte’s tested configuration of wing-backs may be replaced by a back four. Davies will be joined in the treatment room by Richarlison, Hugo Lloris, Rodrigo Bentancur, Yves Bissouma, and Sessegnon. Any more additions might cause their top-four aspirations to be disrupted.
Ivan Perisic is more effective while playing in an aggressive left-sided position, thus Emerson Royal may transfer to the other flank to fill in for the injured Ryan Sessegnon and Davies.
As their injury list grows, Spurs will be hoping the international break is kind to them.