Tottenham have suffered more injury woe with news that Dele Alli is out until early March with a hamstring injury.
Alli sustained the problem in Sunday’s 2-1 win at Fulham and it is the third such injury he has suffered this season.
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He went down clutching his hamstring in the final few minutes at Craven Cottage, having earlier scored the equaliser, and scans have confirmed Spurs’ worst fears.
He joins his England team-mate Harry Kane in the treatment room and is set to miss the club’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg with Chelsea, and the potential final, the Champions League last-16 first leg against Borussia Dortmund, the FA Cup fourth-round clash at Crystal Palace and a host of important Premier League games.
The club posted on Twitter: “Following scans and clinical assessment, we can confirm that @dele_official has suffered a hamstring strain, sustained during Sunday’s match.
“Dele will now undergo a period of rehabilitation with our medical staff, with the expectation of returning to training in early March.”
It robs boss Mauricio Pochettino of another attacking option as, along with Kane’s ankle ligament injury, Son Heung-min is away with South Korea at the Asian Cup.