Flyer has been ruled out of action for the next five weeks with ankle-ligament damage.
Tottenham Hotspur wide man Andros Townsend looks set to miss this summer’s Fifa World Cup finals with injury, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
The exciting England international played a major role in helping to qualify the Three Lions for the tournament in South America, which gets under way in June, after turning in a couple of man-of-the-match displays against both Montenegro and Poland at Wembley Stadium back in the autumn.
And at that point of the campaign the flying winger would have been one of the first names down in England manager Roy Hodgson’s 23-man squad to travel to Rio this summer.
However, in the intervening period Townsend has lost form, confidence and his place in the north London club’s starting lineup, with the 22-year-old’s appearance against Stoke City in the Premier League at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday just the player’s 25th in the top flight so far in this campaign.
And with the knock to his ankle now set to keep the Englishman on the sidelines for the next five weeks, Townsend’s place on the plane to Rio is in serious doubt.
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