Spurs Hope To Have Key Defender Back Quicker Than Expected As Villas-Boas Faces Injury Crisis At The Back

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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.

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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.

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