Tottenham Hotspur defender Kieran Trippier has been forced to withdraw from the England squad for their upcoming internationals with United States and Croatia.
Trippier picked up a groin problem during Tottenham’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
The right-back did link up with his Three Lions teammates ahead of the clash with United States on Thursday, but has now been sent back to his club.
Tottenham are already without the services of defenders Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen, and news of Trippier’s issue is a blow.
It is currently unclear whether the £35,000-a-week defender will be fit for Tottenham’s Premier League clash with capital rivals Chelsea after the international break.
The Spurs supporters are hopeful that will be the case, however, and many have been on social media reacting to the setback.
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A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Get Fit for Chelsea Tripps. #COYS
— Martyn Asby (@MartynAsby) November 13, 2018
Get well soon
— Ramazayn (@ramazaynworld) November 13, 2018
Just rest easy @trippier2 .
With all the negative comments here, I would imagine they come from supporters of other clubs, that are jealous that Spurs always seem to have a very high ratio of players called up for international duties. Far far more, than any other club.
— Tom Salter (@salter_tom) November 13, 2018
Excellent news, when are Dele, Kane, Dier and Winks pulling out?
— Gazza (@GazTheYid) November 13, 2018
oooh sorry man ,wish you a speedy recovery @trippier2
— ɑKɑ Bѳรร tɑɑ?? (@TatendaTNyamus2) November 13, 2018
I’m absolutely devastated that I won’t see him on Sunday. I don’t even think devastated covers it! Get better soon Tripps! pic.twitter.com/mVfUjbX5hd
— kelly biggs (@princesskelly87) November 13, 2018
Despite coming offf injured, we still sent him off to be assessed by England doctors before being withdrawn. Everyone else seems to just withdraw as they please.
— Glen (@gleng1882) November 13, 2018