The Tottenham Hotspur medical staff’s treatment of stricken defender Jan Vertonghen has been blasted by former US international Taylor Twellman.
Vertonghen was left covered in blood following a collision with both his teammate Toby Alderweireld and Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana during the 31st minute of tonight’s Champions League semi-final first leg clash in north London .
After being treated by medical staff as he lay prone on the turf, Vertonghen was taken to the side of the pitch, only to return to the action after being given the green light by both the staff and referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz.
However, only a few moments later Vertonghen was unable to continue as he struggled to keep his balance and had to be held onto by staff. He was eventually replaced by Moussa Sissoko in the 39th minute.
BT Sport reported that the defender underwent tests with specialists in the dressing room at half-time, but the fact that he seemed to clearly be suffering from concussion wasn’t missed by plenty online, including ESPN television pundit Twellman.
The former New England Revolution forward won 30 caps for the USA, but he saw his career end prematurely in 2010 when he was found to still be suffering the effects of a head injury he sustained in a collision with Los Angeles Galaxy goalkeeper Steve Cronin in 2008.
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