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Tottenham's Christian Eriksen injury not as bad as feared, out for four weeks

Updated: Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 14:46 | Comments

Scans revealed Eriksen had only suffered a sprain
Scans revealed Eriksen had only suffered a sprain

Tottenham have received the welcome news that Christian Eriksen's ankle injury is not as bad as first feared.

Eriksen hobbled off 40 minutes into Denmark's 2-1 win over Norway following a late tackle from Vegard Forren.

Spurs feared the 21-year-old had ruptured ankle ligaments, but scans revealed he had only suffered a sprain.

Press Association Sport understands that Tottenham expect to be without the playmaker for around four weeks.

Spurs are reluctant to put an official time frame on his recovery, but if all goes well with Eriksen's rehabilitation, it is understood that he could be back for the home game against Liverpool on 15 December.

Spurs signed Eriksen from Ajax for £11.5million in the summer.

The creative midfielder was man of the match on his debut against Norwich and he scored in the following fixture against Tromso in the Europa League.

He then lost his place in the team to Lewis Holtby following a dip in form, but returned to the starting XI for Spurs' last game against Newcastle.

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has plenty of players who can fill Eriksen's number ten role while he is out.

Holtby, Erik Lamela, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Harry Kane can play in that position while Villas-Boas also has the option of altering his formation to allow two strikers to play up front, rather than one.

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