‘Perishi went out?’ Sessegnon collapsed again…”Hamstring surgery → absent from the preseason”
- on Jul 12, 2023
Ryan Sessegnon (23, Tottenham Hotspur) once again collapsed with a hamstring injury.
Tottenham said on the club website on the 12th (Korean time), “Sessegnon underwent surgery on his left hamstring following an injury suffered during pre-season training. He has suffered from a hamstring before. This surgery is a permanent solution to that problem. I hope it will be,” he announced.
Sessegnon also missed the upcoming pre-season tours in Australia, Singapore and Thailand. Tottenham added: “Sessegnon will not be able to participate in the upcoming pre-season tour, but will continue to be closely monitored by medical staff to determine when he can return to training.”
Sessegnon was a huge prospect during his time at Fulham. Having played as a starting pitcher since his teens, he showed off his offensive talent by scoring 15 goals and 6 assists in the 2017-2018 season EFL Championship (second division). He was Sessegnon’s 2017-2018 EFL Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year and Team of the Year all.
Even after Fulham was promoted to the Premier League (PL) in the 2018-2019 season, Sessegnon continued to be a key player. He played a variety of positions, both left and right, winger and wingback. He recorded 2 goals and 6 assists in 35 games in his first PL stage, but he could not prevent Fulham’s relegation.
Sessegnon took on a new challenge wearing a Tottenham uniform. With one year left on his contract with Fulham, he continued his PL life by signing a 5+1 year contract with Tottenham in 2019.
However, his Tottenham life was below expectations. He said that Sessegnon seldom got a chance to play due to a hamstring injury, and did not stand out even in training. Eventually, he gained experience by leaving on loan to Hoffenheim, Germany for the 2020-2021 season.
After Sessegnon returned, he gradually strengthened his position. He played as a rotation member and showed his own growth potential. But it was just there. Sessegnon did not show any outstanding performance last season, and was out for nearly four months due to a hamstring injury. I couldn’t even dream of competing for the starting position.
The 2023-2024 season could be a good opportunity for Sessegnon. First of all, Ivan Perisic is likely to terminate his contract with Tottenham. It is reported that he will most likely return to his hometown team Croatian Haiduk Split. Sessegnon has been pointed out as one of the candidates to replace Perisic, as he has shown good chemistry with Son Heung-min.해외안전놀이터 추천
However, before the start of the season, he was on the operating table and there was a big variable. Sessegnon missed the chance to imprint on new coach Engie Postecoglu. It’s a big burden for him to have to compete with Destiny’s Udoji.
Fortunately, the operation is said to have gone well. “Sessegnon’s surgery was a success,” said Alex Dire Gold, a reporter for Football London.
“Sessegnon tried to avoid surgery, but it proved necessary. It’s hard to miss an opportunity to impress a new coach, but it will have a positive impact on his career in the long run.”