Jan Vertonghen leaves Johan Cruyff Arena in protective boot, raising fears defender could miss Champions League final against Liverpool
- Jan Vertonghen has emerged as a doubt for the Champions League final in June
- The defender was spotted leaving the Johan Cruyff Arena in a protective boot
- He did not join his team-mates on the pitch after the game to celebrate with fans
Jan Vertonghen could be a serious doubt for the Champions League final after he was spotted leaving the Johan Cruyff Arena in a protective boot on Wednesday night.
The defender played the full 90 minutes as Tottenham fought back to secure a remarkable victory against Ajax and book their place for the June 1 showdown in Madrid.
However, according to HLN, the Belgium international did not join the rest of his team-mates as the re-emerged after the full-time whistle to celebrate with supporters on the pitch.
Jan Vertonghen left the Johan Cruyff Arena in a protective boot after Wednesday’s match
Hate to spoil the Spurs party so early, but this exclusive footage of Jan Vertonghen doesn’t look good. Protective boot on his right foot, the crutches. Smells like an ankle ligament injury.
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He was also ushered out of a back exit, instead of passing through the mixed zone – as is mandatory for European fixtures.
And footage captured by the Belgian media outlet showed Vertonghen getting on the team bus with a protective boot on his right foot.
Tottenham are waiting to examine the ankle injury fully and the player will undergo a scan before the club comment on the extent of the problem.
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