Tottenham Hotspur winger Erik Lamela posted an update from his hospital bed on Sunday, as he recovers from hip surgery that is likely to keep him out of action for the rest of the season.
— Erik Manuel Lamela (@ErikLamela) April 2, 2017
The 25-year-old has been on the sidelines since October because of the injury, and some rumours suggested that he could be leaving Spurs this summer after he was allowed to return to Rome for his operation.
However, Lamela – whose contract at White Hart Lane is due to end next summer – posted on Twitter that the surgery “went well”, and manager Mauricio Pochettino will hope that his Argentine compatriot is fit for the start of the 2017/18 campaign.
Fans of the north London outfit were quick to send their messages of support to the forward, but some were still a little suspicious at the location of the operation.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction to the injury update…
@ErikLamela Hope to see you back stronger next season
— Lee Barratt (@LeeGallows) April 2, 2017
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) April 2, 2017
@ErikLamela Feel better. Look forward to seeing you next season
— Tim (@CookPassTim) April 2, 2017
— simon young (@rookieyoung1) April 2, 2017
@ErikLamela Get well soon!! We miss you at Spurs!!!
— To Dare Is To Do (@2_Dare_Is_To_Do) April 2, 2017
— Richard Bunce (@BunceRichard) April 2, 2017
Not everyone was so supportive of Lamela though…
— IWorshipKane (@irishyiddo13) April 2, 2017