Tottenham: Ryan Sessegnon asks for kindness from fans after latest injury setback

Injured: Ryan Sessegnon  (Getty Images)
Injured: Ryan Sessegnon (Getty Images)

Tottenham defender Ryan Sessegnon has pleaded for kindness on social media after confirming after injury is set to sidelined him for the foreseeable future.

The 23-year-old has been plagued by injuries since joining Spurs in 2019 and has been restricted to just seven minutes of first-team football since Ange Postecoglou was appointed last summer after needing an operation on his left hamstring in the first week of pre-season training.

Sessegnon came on as a late substitute in the FA Cup third-round win over Burnley in early January and was working towards more first-team minutes before to pick up an injury in his right hamstring towards the end of the first half of the 1-1 draw against West Ham in the Premier League 2 fixture on February 17.

The left-back, who is reportedly unlikely to play again his season, will now go under the knife and asked those reacting on social media to be understanding over another painful setback.

Sessegnon took to Instagram to reveal his devastation, writing: "I've been down this road before. I'll pick myself up, stay head strong 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."

He added: "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."