JAMES MADDISON was lucky to walk away from what appeared to be a nasty looking knee injury.
The England playmaker was in action against Arsenal in the North London derby on Sunday.
Sky SportsJames Maddison suffered a gruesome looking knee injury against Arsenal[/caption]
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But when his knee jolted back after he got his foot caught in the turf midway through the second half, it appeared that his game was over.
Maddison immediately went to ground and appeared to be in a lot of pain, as Spurs players crowded round him.
However, after receiving treatment from the physio he was deemed fit enough to carry on.
He would later be replaced by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg in the 78th minute.
Fans took to X, formerly known as Twitter, in reaction to a gruesome photo that circulated online.
One wrote: “I’m injured even looking at this picture.”
Another said: “Just in case James Maddison is in need of some spare ankle/knee ligaments, I’m available.”
A third wrote: “Oh dear, James Maddison’s knee did something that knees shouldn’t do.”
While a fourth posted: “Didn’t look good initially for James Maddison, whose knee seemed to jolt back when his foot got stuck in the turf. He was in a lot of pain to begin with but seems to have got up and seems ready to come back on. Spurs can’t afford to lose him right now.”
Maddison, 26, was instrumental in Tottenham’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates.
The ex-Leicester City midfielder was on hand to provide two assists, as Spurs fought back from 1-0 down and 2-1 down.
After the game, he was was awarded man of the match for his brilliant performance.
Maddison joined Spurs in the summer for £40million.
And that already seems to be money well spent, with the No10 providing four assists and scoring twice in his first six Premier League games for the club.