Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is suffering ‘no ill effects’ following his sickening head injury during Tuesday night’s Champions League defeat to Ajax.
The Belgium international had to be hauled from the pitch after undergoing treatment after a collision with team-mate Toby Alderweireld, but he says he is ‘feeling ok’ today.
A statement on Spurs’ official website said: “Jan Vertonghen has undergone further assessment today (Wednesday 1 May) after sustaining a head injury in last night’s Champions League semi-final first leg against Ajax. He also suffered a small cut to his nose that was bleeding heavily.
“Tests today have been clear and testing will continue for the next few days.
“Additionally, as is standard club policy with certain injuries, we shall also be seeking independent advice and Jan is due to see a neurologist, who specialises in elite athletes, tomorrow. The player has reported no ill-effects today.”
LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS
Barcelona 1 Liverpool 0 updates: Suarez slots Barca ahead in Champions League semi
Salah insists he doesn't dive and suggests VAR will prove it next season
Barcelona vs Liverpool: Watch without paying extra, CTV info, kick-off time, line-ups
Barcelona vs Liverpool live on talkSPORT: Commentary, stream and line-ups
Swansea vs Derby on talkSPORT 2: Full commentary, free stream and line-ups
Mesut Ozil insists he will still be at Arsenal next season
Roberto Firmino not fit to start Champions League semi-final at the Nou Camp
Britain’s richest man refuses to rule out future bid to buy Chelsea
Vertonghen tweeted: “Not the way I wanted the game to go last night. Feeling ok today. Thanks to both sets of fans for the positive messages.”
Vertonghen was hurt as he and Alderweireld challenged Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana for a high ball.
He was allowed to continue briefly after treatment, but was led to the dressing room in some distress, and Tottenham have moved to clarify what happened.
The statement said: “Jan was immediately withdrawn as a result of the player informing medical staff that symptoms were developing suddenly and that he no longer felt stable standing up.”