Tottenham injury news: Oliver Skipp ruled out for season after undergoing surgery in US

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Tottenham injury news: Oliver Skipp ruled out for season after undergoing surgery in US
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Tottenham have confirmed that Oliver Skipp will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on a pelvis injury.

A club statement confirmed the 21-year-old went under the knife in the US on Tuesday morning and is expected to be fit in time for pre-season but will play no part in the run-in as Tottenham look to secure Champions League football.

Spurs are currently in fifth, two points behind rivals Arsenal, after being held to a goalless draw by Brentford last weekend and Antonio Conte had been desperate to have Skipp back involved as soon as possible.

The midfielder has not played since late January because of the long-standing problem, suffering a setback earlier this month as he attempted to return to outside training.

Despite his fitness issues, the England U21 international last week signed a new long-term contract to keep him in north London until 2027.

Speaking last week, prior to undergoing surgery, Skipp opened up on his frustrations at seeing what had been a breakthrough campaign derailed by injury.

“Come the international break, I had an injection which other players have had in the past and the hope was that the original pain would go but that’s not been the case,” he said.

“There’s been various times where I felt like I was I getting there but with the nature of this injury it hasn’t materialised that I’ve come back yet.

“It’s been a really frustrating one for me, the most difficult part of it is being in the unknown.”

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