Spurs injury misery continues as Alli ruled out until March

first_imgTottenham have confirmed that Dele Alli will be out until March with a hamstring injury suffered during their weekend win at Fulham.The England international scored the equaliser at Craven Cottage before being forced off in the 86th minute in Sunday’s 2-1 victory. Scans have since confirmed he has suffered a hamstring strain and will likely not resume training for six weeks. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? A Tottenham statement read: “Following scans and clinical assessment, we can confirm that Dele Alli 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.”Reacting to the injury on Twitter, Alli said: “Gutted. I will do everything in my power to return as quick as possible. Thank you for all the messages.”The former MK Dons midfielder will miss at least eight fixtures across four competitions over the next six weeks.The 22-year-old will miss the Carabao Cup final on February 24 should Tottenham progress past Chelsea in the semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge on Thursday.He will also miss the first leg of Tottenham’s Champions League last-16 tie against Borussia Dortmund on February 13. There is also an FA Cup fourth round trip to Crystal Palace and up to five Premier League fixtures that Alli could miss.Given he is only expected to resume training at the start of March, Alli will also face a struggle to be fit for the north London derby against Arsenal on March 2 and the second leg against Dortmund three days later.The news is a further blow to manager Mauricio Pochettino with England captain Harry Kane also ruled out until March with an ankle injury suffered against Manchester United earlier this month.Lucas Moura is also currently sidelined with a knee problem while Heung-min Son is away with South Korea at the Asian Cup, leaving Pochettino desperately short of forward options.The club also allowed Mousa Dembele to leave for Chinese side Guangzhou R&F last week.Tottenham have yet to make a first-team signing this season and it remains to be seen whether the club will now feel compelled to enter the market to ease their growing injury crisis. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more