Spurs' Bergwijn out with ankle injury


Steven Bergwijn of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on May 19, 2021 in London, England. 

Tottenham winger Steven Bergwijn could miss Sunday's north London derby against Arsenal after being left out of Wednesday's Carabao Cup third-round tie at Wolves with an ankle injury.

The Dutchman was hurt in the Europa Conference League draw at Rennes and is joined on the sidelines by Lucas Moura.

Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo said Bergwijn is trying to maintain fitness despite wearing a protective boot .

"The injury needs to settle down," Nuno said.

"He twisted his ankle. It's very, very painful. The decision was to protect his foot and at the same time keep doing upper body workouts."

Bergwijn, 23, started in each of Spurs' three Premier League wins at the start the season, but missed the 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace because of injury and was then ruled out of Sunday's 3-0 loss at home to Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Hwang Hee-chan could make his first start for the Wolves in the cup tie.

Keeper John Ruddy, Leander Dendoncker, Yerson Mosquera and Fabio Silva are also in contention after Saturday's 2-0 Premier League defeat at home to Brentford.

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