'Please be careful what you say': 23-year-old injured Tottenham star begs fans not to abuse him online

English full-back Ryan Sessegnon has made just one senior appearance for Spurs all season.

Tottenham's Ryan Sessegnon has asked fans to be careful what they say after he underwent surgery to correct a hamstring problem. The English full-back who joined Spurs from Fulham in 2019 has battled injuries in the last three years and the latest setback is likely to keep him out for months.

The 23-year-old suffered the setback during a match for Tottenham’s Under-21 side, being substituted after 36 minutes against West Ham United on February 17. He's only managed just one senior appearance under Ange Postecoglou after ending last season with another hamstring problem that needed surgery too.

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He took to his social media channel to share his frustration and ask for fans to be kind to him. Sessegnon wrote: "Gutted beyond belief. Just when I saw a light at the end of the tunnel, and thought I was back doing what I love, I hit another setback. 

"I’ve been down this road before. I’ll pick myself up, stay headstrong and begin my recovery in the best way possible.

"Having been through an operation and the recovery on my other hamstring last year, and knowing how strong that hamstring is now, I know this is the best solution to put an end to the reoccurring issues. Thank you to those who have sent messages of support - I can't express how it feels. We're all human at the end of the day, and I'm devastated more than anyone to have a setback. I'll do everything I can to be back out on that pitch.

"Speaking on behalf of anyone who's been in this situation, please be careful what you say online. Words hurt and no one chooses to be in this position."

Tottenham looking to bounce back after Wolves defeat

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Tottenham enjoyed a week off after their game against Chelsea was postponed due to the west London club's participation in the Carabao Cup, but they return to action this weekend against Crystal Palace looking for a response after a deflating 2-1 home defeat to Wolves. 

The Lilywhites are five points behind Aston Villa in fourth albeit with a game in hand, but they know that they can't afford any slip-ups from now on if they are to return to Champions League football next season.

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