Tottenham Hotspur have been dealt a huge blow with Dele Alli ruled out for around six weeks with a hamstring injury.
On Tuesday Spurs confirmed fears that the England midfielder had strained his hamstring in their victory away to Fulham on Sunday. Alli was forced off in the 86th minute, having scored Tottenham’s opening goal.
The 22 year old will work with the club’s medical staff in the early stages and is not expected to return to training until the beginning of March, at the earliest.
The news is even more of a concern due to the absence of other key attacking players as they continue to fight on four fronts. Striker Harry Kane is ruled out until early March as well after damaging ankle ligaments against Manchester United. Spurs are also currently missing Heung Min Son, who is representing South Korea in the Asian Cup. They beat Bahrain to reach the quarter-finals on Tuesday and he could be away until early February, if they reach the final.