Townsend faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
There is more bad news for Tottenham Hotspur as winger Andros Townsend has been ruled out for ‘considerable time’ after picking up a hamstring injury.
The 22-year-old was back in the first team for the League Cup loss to West Ham United on Wednesday night, but had to be substituted after 73 minutes with the problem.
Interim manager Tim Sherwood’s prognosis for the England international was not good after the game, when asked if Townsend would be out for considerable time the coach replied:
“It looks like it,” Sherwood was quoted by the Mirror.
“It looks like he pulled up with a hamstring.”
This will come as a blow to Spurs, as Townsend has been one of the best players for the north London side in what has been a difficult season to date.
Andre Villas-Boas was sacked as boss on Monday after a humiliating 0-5 home defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League.
This was followed by the loss to West Ham, with the Hammers eliminating Tottenham in the quarter-finals.
Now the news that Townsend will also be absent will hardly fill either Sherwood or the Spurs fans with much joy during the festive period.
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