Ange Postecoglou confirms big Tottenham injury blow as two stars ruled out for season

Ben Davies and Timo Werner's seasons are over.
Ben Davies and Timo Werner's seasons are over. -Credit:Jacques Feeney/Offside/Offside via Getty Images

Timo Werner and Ben Davies will miss the rest of Tottenham’s season through injury. Ange Postecoglou confirmed both had picked up campaign-ending problems in Sunday’s North London Derby defeat to Arsenal.

Spurs will make a decision on the future of loanee Werner this summer, after securing a temporary move from RB Leipzig in January. The attacker has scored twice in 13 Premier League matches, also providing three assists.

Meanwhile, Spurs have been handed a headache at left-back with Destiny Udogie recovering from surgery and now Davies - who has a year left on his contract - unavailable. Speaking in Wednesday’s press conference ahead of Thursday's clash with Chelsea, Postecoglou broke the bad news to supporters.

He said: “Not good. We've had a couple of injuries. Timo with his hamstring. With only two to three weeks or so left, he'll miss the rest of the season. Ben Davies got a calf injury in the game and that's the rest of his season. Skippy [Oliver Skipp] should be back.”

Skipp was ruled out of the 3-2 defeat to Arsenal with a minor knock, having failed to make a single Premier League appearance since February 3. Werner started the game but was taken off just after half-an-hour with his complaint while Davies was hooked three minutes from time.

The latter’s absence means all three left-back options are out injured with Ryan Sessegnon still working his way back to fitness after lengthy setbacks. Manor Solomon and Fraser Forster will also miss the remainder of the season.

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After Chelsea, Tottenham face Liverpool, Burnley, Manchester City and Sheffield United to close out the season. Spurs are currently seven points off fourth spot having played two games fewer than Aston Villa.