Johnson, Maddison, Solomon: Spurs injury news and return dates ahead of Nottingham Forest clash

The latest Tottenham Hotspur injury news and return dates ahead of the Premier League game against Nottingham Forest.
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Tottenham Hotspur continue their push for a Champions League place when they welcome relegation-threatened Nottingham Forest to North London on Sunday evening – but there have been some injury scares following the midweek draw at West Ham United.

Brennan Johnson, who scored Spurs’ opener on Wednesday night, was forced from the field late on and was seen in protective strapping after the game, while James Maddison’s fitness has come under question after he was withdrawn in the second half for the sixth consecutive Premier League game.

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We’ve collected all of the latest updates on both players and news and expected return dates for all of Spurs’ other absentees below.

Brennan Johnson

The Welsh winger was replaced by Giovani Lo Celso in the closing stages of the 1-1 draw at the London Stadium and headed straight down the tunnel with an apparent knock, before being spotted with bandaging around his knee during a post-match interview with TNT Sports.

While the club have yet to comment on the issue, Johnson himself told the interviewer that “it’s all good, I think… I got a kick in my knee and it stiffened up a bit. But it’s fine, I’m good."

That raises hopes that Johnson, who has hit the back of the net in two of Spurs’ last four matches, will be available to play at least some part against Forest this weekend.

James Maddison

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There has been widespread speculation that Maddison, who suffered a serious ankle injury earlier in the season, was struggling for fitness after he was substituted once more against West Ham. The playmaker hasn’t made it past the 70-minute mark in any of Spurs’ last three league games and head coach Ange Postecgolou was asked about his condition in his post-match press conference as a result.

"He's not carrying a knock”, the Australian explained. “If he was carrying a knock he wouldn't be playing. He's fine, yeah."

Given Postecoglou’s response, it seems probable that Maddison will be on the starting team sheet once more on Sunday, although it remains to be seen as to whether he sees the entire match out.

Manor Solomon

Israeli winger Solomon has endured a rough ride with injuries during his first season at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium thanks to a persistent knee injury. Having initially been expected to return in the spring, Solomon has since endured a setback and eventually underwent surgery on his meniscus around two weeks ago. As a result, he will not feature again this season but should be available for the start of the next campaign.

Ryan Sessegnon

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Another player who has endured an injury-ridden season and who is also unlikely to play before the 2024/25 season. The 23-year-old, who has seen just seven minutes of first-team action this season, needed surgery on a hamstring injury after a reserve match in February, the second such operation he has undergone.

Fraser Forster

Spurs’ back-up goalkeeper has yet to be called upon in the league this season and Postecoglou will hope that he isn’t needed in the immediate future – the former Southampton stopper fractured his ankle in February and remains on the sidelines. He is expected to return to training at the end of April.