Townsend has damaged ankle ligaments and will be out for 10 weeks.
There is bad news for Tottenham Hotspur and England fans as winger Andros Townsend requires surgery on ankle ligaments and will be sidelined for 10 weeks.
The 22-year-old picked up the injury in the weekend’s Premier League victory over Stoke City and will now miss the 2014 World Cup as a result.
“Following further examination and consultation, Andros Townsend is to undergo surgery on his left ankle on Thursday after damaging ligaments,” the club statement read.
“The injury is likely to sideline the young winger for up to 10 weeks.”
Townsend has only recently broken into the national team setup after an impressive start to the season with Spurs and to date has five caps for Roy Hodgson’s side.
The Englishman scored on his debut in a 4-1 win over Montenegro in the qualifiers and is considered to have played a big part in the Three Lions reaching the tournament in Brazil.
Therefore this news will come as a blow to both Tottenham and Hodgson and Townsend will now not be in action until next campaign.
The midfielder is a product of the youth system at White Hart Lane and after seven loan spells away from north London with the likes of QPR and Leeds United, he finally got a chance in the first team this term.
In 2013/14 Townsend has made 33 appearances in all competitions and has scored two goals and provided five assists.
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