Aurier suffers ridiculous injury while on international duty

Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier sustained a rather bizarre injury while on international duty with the Ivory Coast, after slamming his fist on a table, per the Daily Mail.

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The Spurs right-back is currently participating in the African Cup of Nations with his country.

But he was not included in the starting XI for the clash with Mali on Monday due to an ankle injury.

Nevertheless, Aurier still managed to hurt his wrist by animatedly slamming his fist on a table at half-time with the score at 0-0, per the aforementioned report.

He was given a splint, the Mail claim, and they quote him as saying afterwards: “We got a little heated, because in the game we were not good. I hit the table and there you go.

“At home, when things go wrong, the parents scream at us. It’s the same thing. We had to have no regrets.”

Aurier’s countrymen went on to win 1-0, with Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha scoring the winner.

A hot-head

This figures.

Anyone who has watched Aurier play will understand that he can be prone to lapses of judgement.

Indeed, he was largely a deputy to Kieran Trippier throughout the 2018/19 season and due to a combination of injury woes and not being selected, he made just eight Premier League appearances.

Aurier’s time at Spurs, though, has largely been characterised by rash fouls and he was even slammed by former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand in the 2017/18 season after giving away a penalty in a Champions League clash with Juventus.

Ferdinand said, per BT Sport via the Mail: “As a defender, I have never really rated Aurier. He’s rash and he’s let his team down far too often.”

No one can be surprised that he hurt himself in perhaps the rashest way possible, then.