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​Tottenham's Alderweireld feared worst after knee injury

Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld feared he was "paralysed" after suffering a knee injury which kept him sidelined for nearly two months earlier this season, reports the London Evening Standard.

The Belgian has revealed he lost feeling in his toes in the aftermatch and struggled to walk in the following days and weeks, leading him to worry over the long-term effects of the collision.

"In the knee, you've got a nerve that extends all the way down to your feet," he explained to Belgian publication Humo. "It got trapped through contact with Jan. It felt like I was paralysed, I could not even move my toes.

"Specialists told me to relax and I quickly got feeling back in my toes. I thought, 'it's okay' but I still could not walk after three days. That's when I began to worry.

"If after two weeks you still have no feeling in your leg, you start you wonder 'will it ever return'."

Ian Ferris
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