30 April 2014 | News Comments

Townsend to miss World Cup with ankle injury

England winger Andros Townsend will miss the World Cup after being ruled out for 10 weeks with an ankle injury, Tottenham Hotspur have announced.

Townsend, who has five caps for England, will undergo surgery on his left ankle on Thursday after damaging ligaments during Tottenham's 1-0 Premier League victory over Stoke City on Saturday.

The World Cup in Brazil starts on 12 June.