Dane may not be seen in a Tottenham shirt again until February.
Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur are worried influential key midfield player Christian Eriksen could be out of action for far longer than first thought, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The Denmark international suffered ankle-ligament damage playing for his country in a friendly international against Norway last Friday night, although initially his country’s Football Association thought that Eriksen would only be on the sidelines for two months.
However, following the 21-year-old’s return to White Hart Lane, Tottenham’s medical staff now believe that the Dane could actually be out of action for a three-month period.
Eriksen only moved to Spurs in August from Eredivisie champions Ajax on a five-year deal for a cut-price fee of just £11 million, with the playmaker having already made quite an impression for his new team.
In total, Eriksen has contributed one goal and three assists in his 12 matches in all competitions for the north Londoners in this campaign, with the player’s injury a huge blow for Spurs head coach Andre Villas-Boas.
And as a result, it is expected that the Premier League outfit will now attempt to seek a six-figure compensation sum from the Danish FA.