Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that defender Danny Rose will not return to first team training until the end of April.
TEAM NEWS: Danny Rose (knee) continuing with his rehab and is on track for a return to first team training towards the end of the month. pic.twitter.com/voXdC0mkLk
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 7, 2017
The left-back picked up a knee injury in the 0-0 draw against Sunderland in January and has missed all of their 11 fixtures since, and he is continuing his rehabilitation.
It means that the England international could return to the training pitch by the end of the month, but it certainly puts his participation for the rest of the season into doubt.
The 26-year-old is set to miss out on the FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea, while he could also be absent for what could be the final north London derby against Arsenal at White Hart Lane on April 30.
Spurs supporters were quick to have their say on the news via social media, with some concerned at the vital matches he could miss and others speculating that he might not play again this term.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction to the injury update…
@SpursOfficial WE HAVE AN ACTUAL TIME FRAME POCH IS CHANGING
— ㅤ (@thfcIad) April 7, 2017
@SpursOfficial This is lamela all over again…
— Nagaraj ck (@SpursfanNagaraj) April 7, 2017
@SpursOfficial Need him for the semi ffs
— Charlie Oakman (@CharlieOakman_) April 7, 2017
— Dan (@DannyOreilly_1) April 7, 2017
@SpursOfficial end of this month… sure
— ㅤ (@tonypadilas) April 7, 2017
@SpursOfficial We need you back Danny
— Will Ribeiro (@wribeiro013) April 7, 2017
@SpursOfficial This will cost us. We can wave goodbye to a cup final now I'm afraid. Gutted.
— Didn'tMindGraham (@DidntMindGraham) April 7, 2017