Injury Updates

carpediem991

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Sorry if discussed before.

But I begin to wonder if our medical team is up to the best.

it feels like we more and more get players that are more or less completely crocked.
Is it coincidence? The way we play? Bad luck? Medicial faults?

I could start a list with King, Dembele, Sandro, Wanyama, Lamela, Rose and more recently Kane, Winks or Dier that seem to be injured every time again?? For me it starts to be a bit weird.
 

SteveH

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Two things at play with our injuries.
The normal wear and tear of all professional sports. Then there is high fitness level that Pochettino demands from his style of play.

We are not that much worse than most squads.
Where we do suffer is Pochettino’s preference for a smallish tight group of first team players and this coupled with lack of key replacements has exasperated things.
 

SlumDilla

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Sorry if discussed before.

But I begin to wonder if our medical team is up to the best.

it feels like we more and more get players that are more or less completely crocked.
Is it coincidence? The way we play? Bad luck? Medicial faults?

I could start a list with King, Dembele, Sandro, Wanyama, Lamela, Rose and more recently Kane, Winks or Dier that seem to be injured every time again?? For me it starts to be a bit weird.
They are. We have one of the best medical/physio/strength & conditioning teams in England and possibly Europe.

I've made a thread about this and will probably add more information about why it seems we're being impacted so severely by injuries this season.

http://www.spurscommunity.co.uk/ind...s-medical-staff-athletic-improvements.106855/
 

coys200

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The problem isn't our medical team, it's our disgracefully threadbare squad.
We have 25 players like most other PL squads of those you could probably only call KWP and Skipp slight passengers. As said the problem has been injuries not a thread bare squad. Imagine where Liverpool would be had Salah firmino mane missed the game time of Kane Son dele.
 

southlondonyiddo

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We have 25 players like most other PL squads of those you could probably only call KWP and Skipp slight passengers. As said the problem has been injuries not a thread bare squad. Imagine where Liverpool would be had Salah firmino mane missed the game time of Kane Son dele.
Off the top of my head Janssen, Nkoudou, Dembele, thats over 10% of our squad right there, bloody useless or sold

Onamah, CCV on loan....
 

coys200

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Off the top of my head Janssen, Nkoudou, Dembele, thats over 10% of our squad right there, bloody useless or sold

Onamah, CCV on loan....
Our current squad is 25 those players aren’t in the squad bar janssen. Tbh I should have just said janssen with Kwp and Skipp borderline passengers. Our numbers are no worse than any of the other top 6. All of them have 2 or 3 passengers in the 25 bar maybe city.
 

coys200

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This is how I see us compared to others in terms of numbers and passengers. Obviously there are lots people may think are crap in a squad. Say a player like Elneny obviously bit rubbish but not a total passenger. Anyway squad numbers with passengers and partial passengers:

City 23 no obvious
Liverpool 22(surprisingly small) Moreno
Chelsea 23 drinkwater
Arsenal 25 mavropanos jenkinson suarez
United 25 darmian rojo ? Bailey ?

Spurs 25 janssen Skipp ?

Bit harsh to include kwp tbh. So numbers wise we are no worse than our rivals. In fact defensively depth wise probably the best. Yes you can argue some players need upgrading but I wouldn’t class them as passengers. We are basically a bit to top heavy numbers wise on defensive players. Liverpool have 7 defenders including Moreno we have 9.
 

ebzrascal

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This is how I see us compared to others in terms of numbers and passengers. Obviously there are lots people may think are crap in a squad. Say a player like Elneny obviously bit rubbish but not a total passenger. Anyway squad numbers with passengers and partial passengers:

City 23 no obvious
Liverpool 22(surprisingly small) Moreno
Chelsea 23 drinkwater
Arsenal 25 mavropanos jenkinson suarez
United 25 darmian rojo ? Bailey ?

Spurs 25 janssen Skipp ?

Bit harsh to include kwp tbh. So numbers wise we are no worse than our rivals. In fact defensively depth wise probably the best. Yes you can argue some players need upgrading but I wouldn’t class them as passengers. We are basically a bit to top heavy numbers wise on defensive players. Liverpool have 7 defenders including Moreno we have 9.
All very subjective
 
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