Ange Postecoglou confirms another injury blow ahead of Tottenham vs Burnley FA Cup tie

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Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou has been speaking about the fitness of his players ahead of the Burnley FA Cup game.

Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou has confirmed forward Alejo Veliz will be out of action for at least two months after suffering a knee injury in their game against Bournemouth on New Year's Eve. 

The young Argentinian striker had scored his first goal for the club against Brighton and was looking forward to getting more minutes with club captain Son Heung-min away with his country for the Asian Cup.

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LondonWorld sources say he was in line to start against Burnley in the FA Cup this evening but will now be out for a couple of months. Spurs manager Postecoglou confirmed the blow: "From last week unfortunately Alejo [Veliz] suffered a fairly significant injury. He had scans after the game and it'll probably keep him out for a couple of months.

"He won't need surgery but he's suffered ligament damage. Disappointed for him because he's worked hard to get an opportunity in the last couple of weeks and has been growing into it so really disappointed for him. In terms of last week, no one else is an issue on the injury front.

"Guys coming back, Micky van de Ven has trained with us this week, he's got through three sessions. We're not sure about tomorrow whether he'll be involved or not. I think everyone else is as is." 

The Tottenham boss also confirmed James Maddison was still a couple of weeks away as he's only started running with the sports science team. He added: "He’s not training with us yet mate and I’ve said before until they training with us, it is hard for me to put a timeline on it. He’s running with the sports science crew but not with us and not likely to be with us in the next couple of weeks I don’t think." 

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The Lilywhites also have Ivan Perisic, Manor Solomon and Micky van de Ven all still out through injury.

Tottenham will be hoping to have a better campaign in the FA Cup than they did in the League Cup after crashing out against Fulham early on.

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