Etienne Capoue Injury: Updates on Tottenham Star's Ankle and Recovery
Updates from Thursday, Nov. 28
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Etienne Capoue will finally return from his ankle sprain today, the team announced:
Our team tonight: Friedel; Naughton, Chiriches, Dawson, Fryers; Capoue, Dembele; Chadli, Townsend, Sigurdsson; Soldado.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 28, 2013
According to the report, Capoue could miss the next four weeks while he recovers from the injury. The 25-year-old Frenchman was taken directly to the hospital to meet with a foot and ankle specialist after leaving the pitch with less than 20 minutes to play.
He underwent an MRI scan Monday morning that revealed the extent of his injury.
If Capoue is out for the next four weeks, he'll miss the club's first-round Europa League matchup with Tromso on Sept. 19, and it's unlikely that he would be ready to go for Tottenham's showdown with Chelsea at White Hart Lane on Sept. 28.
Capoue was signed by Tottenham in mid-August for a fee reported to be in the range of £9 million, coming over from French club Toulouse where he scored 13 goals in 174 Ligue 1 appearances over the span of six seasons.
The defensive-minded midfielder has yet to record a goal or an assist for Spurs this season through three appearances but boasts a pass success percentage of 89.7 and an average match rating of 7.47, according to WhoScored.com.
He was honored for his stellar play last year with Toulouse, being named to the Ligue 1 Team of the Year.
Capoue has made seven appearances for the French national team since 2012, scoring a goal last year against Belarus in a 2014 World Cup qualification match.
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