Spurs Relief After Key Playmaker’s Ankle Injury Is Not As Serious As First Feared

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Dane could even be back to face Liverpool next month.  

Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur have been handed a massive boost with the news that midfield player Christian Eriksen may not now be out of action for as long as first thought, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

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The Denmark international suffered what appeared to be a serious looking ankle injury playing for his country in an international friendly with Norway on Friday night, with the 21-year-old being forced to leave the field of play in apparent agony following a late tackle by Vegard Forren.

And initially it was feared that the playmaker would be out of action for a two-month period, only for that initial diagnosis to then increase to three months when Eriksen eventually made it back to be assessed by the Tottenham medical staff at White Lane.

However, at that point it was thought that the Dane had ruptured the ligaments in his ankle, but now after the swelling in the area had receded, a scan has revealed that in actual fact the player has only sprained his ligaments and not torn them.

As a result, it is hoped that Eriksen could now even be back in action for Spurs’ Premier League clash against Liverpool at White Hart Lane on Dec 15.

“After an MRI scan it’s been determined that Christian Eriksen suffered a sprain of the lateral ankle ligaments playing for Denmark on Friday,” a statement from the club said.

“Christian’s scan showed no sign of ruptured ligaments which will result in a shorter period of recovery for the attacking midfielder.”