Paulinho has suffered ligament damage in the Brazilian’s ankle.
There is some bad news for Tottenham Hotspur as midfielder Paulinho has been ruled out for four weeks with an ankle injury caused by a heavy challenge from Stoke City’s Charlie Adam.
Spurs are considering complaining about the tackle from the Scotland international, which was not even punished with a card at the time.
After the Brazil international had scans it was revealed that ligament damage had been caused and the 25-year-old now faces a long spell on the sidelines.
“Following a MRI scan, the Club can confirm that Paulinho has sustained significant ligament damage to his right ankle after a heavy challenge from Charlie Adam during Sunday’s win against Stoke City,” a statement from Tottenham read.
“The Brazil international was forced off as a result of the injury and is expected to be sidelined for at least four weeks.”
Paulinho arrived at White Hart Lane in the summer for what was then a club record transfer fee of £17m, following significant talks with former side Corinthians.
The South American had impressed with Brazil as the nation won the Confederations Cup in style and has brought that form to north London.
Despite that fact that Spurs have had some difficult times this season – such as the sacking of manager Andre Villas-Boas and heavy defeats to Manchester City and Liverpool – the box-to-box midfielder has been a great asset.
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