Tottenham Hotspur will be without Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup trip to Wolves, with the pair doubts for Sunday’s north London derby.
Both players were taken off during last week’s Europa Conference League match at Rennes and then missed Sunday’s home defeat at Chelsea.
Asked about whether they would be fit to face Wolves, Nuno said on Tuesday afternoon: “Unfortunately they will not be with us.”
Reflecting on an image on social media showing Bergwijn wearing a protective boot, Nuno explained: “He has an injury on his foot, a sprain, he twisted his ankle. It’s very, very painful and the decision was to protect his foot and at the same time keep doing upper body workouts and try to maintain as fit as possible.
“But the injury needs to settle down and prevent him from feeling pain. It’s very painful now.
Looking ahead to Sunday’s north London derby at the Emirates, Nuno said: “I cannot answer that (whether the pair will be back). All the injuries have a process. We hope the players improve.
“We don’t enjoy it. It is painful to see them out. But at the same time we’re hopeful they recover sooner or later and can rejoin the group.”