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Injury blow for defender

1 Jul

Jan Vertonghen faces up to eight weeks on the sidelines after tearing ankle ligaments and is set to miss the start of the season.

Tottenham: Injury blow for defender Tottenham: Injury blow for defender

Before travelling up to Lille on Thursday ahead of their quarter-final tie with Wales, the 29-year-old Spurs defender sustained what was initially reported to be a twisted ankle during training at their team base in Bordeaux, but turned out to be much worse.

Vertonghen was pictured arriving in northern France on crutches and Belgium head coach Marc Wilmots has confirmed the defender will miss the rest of Euro 2016, with the ankle injury expected to keep the defender out for six to eight weeks.

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