North Londoners are currently badly short of numbers in defence going into a crucial period of the season.
Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur are set to use blood-spinning technique PRP in order to try and get centre back Jan Vertonghen back in action as soon as possible, according to reports in the Independent.
The Belgium international suffered ankle-ligament damage during the north London club’s recent 2-1 win over city-rivals Fulham at Craven Cottage, with it still not known exactly how long the defender will be on the sidelines for.
However, with Tottenham currently facing a mini injury crisis at the back at White Hart Lane, head coach Andre Villas-Boas is understood to be hopeful of being able to speed up Vertonghen’s recovery by using the platelet-rich plasma technique.
At present, Spurs are also without the services of central defenders Vlad Chiriches and Younes Kaboul through injury and with the club set to face a daunting fixture list of six matches over the course of the next 17 days, including tough looking fixtures against the likes of Liverpool, Southampton and Manchester United, Villas-Boas will be keen to have Vertonghen back playing again as soon as possible.
So far in this campaign Vertonghen, 26, has been a key figure at the back for Spurs, appearing in 21 matches in total in all competitions, scoring one goal in the process.