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'They are scared to be banned from doing their job… they can be sued': Arsene Wenger sympathises with Tottenham medical team after Jan Vertonghen tries to play on despite gruesome head injury Jan Vertonghen was left bloodied after first-half collision with Ajax goalkeeper Tottenham defender required treatment but insisted on returning to the field But moments later, it became clear Vertonghen was unwell and needed to go off It was suggested that Belgian was suffering from the effects of concussion  Wenger said the Spurs medical team wouldn't have taken any chances 

By Adam Shergold for MailOnline

Published: 07:35 BST, 1 May 2019 | Updated: 07:38 BST, 1 May 2019

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Arsene Wenger has expressed sympathy for Tottenham's medical team after defender Jan Vertonghen didn't immediately leave the field after suffering concussion during Tuesday night's Champions League semi-final.

The Tottenham defender went up for a header with team-mate Toby Alderweireld and Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana midway through the first-half.

He was left lying prone on the ground in an awkward position, with blood pouring from a cut on his nose.

Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana (right) took ball and all in an aerial collision with Tottenham defenders Jan Vertonghen (back) and Toby Alderweireld (left)

Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana (right) took ball and all in an aerial collision with Tottenham defenders Jan Vertonghen (back) and Toby Alderweireld (left)

Vertonghen had to receive medical treatment after an ugly clash midway through the half

Vertonghen had to receive medical treatment after an ugly clash midway through the half

The impact of the incident was immediately clear as the swelling appeared on his face

The impact of the incident was immediately clear as the swelling appeared on his face

Vertonghen received medical treatment first in the Ajax penalty area and then on the sidelines before changing his bloodied shirt and being allowed to continue.

But almost straight away, Vertonghen signalled to the Spurs bench that he needed to be replaced.

He appeared dizzy and even

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