Danny Rose picked up a hamstring injury while on international duty with England. The left-back will miss Tottenham Hotspur's match against Stoke City as well as the start of their Champions League campaign which kicks off against Monaco on September 14.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino's does not expect the player to be back until Tottenham's clash with Sunderland in two weeks time. Club captain Hugo Lloris who picked up a similar injury on the opening day of the Premier League season is, however, fit and available.
Rose played the full 90 minutes for England in their narrow 1-0 win over Slovakia. He provided the assist for Adam Lallana’s all important goal in the final minute of extra time as The Three Lions kicked off their 2018 World Cup qualifiers with a win.
Danny Rose has proved himself to be a vital member of the current Spurs squad. The Englishman has become Mauricio Pochettino’s first choice left back, despite competition from Ben Davies early on. Rose has become influential in Spurs’ attack.
Alongside Kyle Walker, he provides the width that Tottenham lack through not having any natural wingers through powerful, pacy overlapping runs. Not only this but Rose was a key member in a Tottenham defence which conceded the least amount of goals in the Premier League last season.
Rose has so far started all three of Tottenham’s games and scored the equaliser against Liverpool.
Ben Davies to step in
Welshman Ben Davies will step in for Rose while he is injured. Davies moved to Spurs as one of Pochettino's first signings for the club. Since, the left back has failed to cement his place in the first team featuring mainly over the congested Christmas period or in cup games.
However, Davies hasn't been a bad player for Tottenham. The left-back has produced solid performances in the defence but lacks the pace and attacking threat that Danny Rose poses.