Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele has suffered another blow, with the news that the injury he picked up against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday evening will keep him out of action for six weeks, according to TalkSport.
The classy Spurs operator has not had much luck with injuries in recent times, and is in the middle of a very stop-start campaign as a result of that.
The Belgium international began the game at Molineux on Saturday evening, but he left the field quite early on in the 3-2 win, and went on to miss the Champions League victory over PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday night too.
Injuries have taken such a toll on Dembele that when he is included from the start by Mauricio Pochettino his game time is often limited, and rarely does he see out the 90 minutes presently.
It appears that the damage he sustained against Wolves, was to his ankle ligaments but there seems to be no significant long-term damage, so the prognosis is that the midfielder could be back in action for the Christmas period.
The injury does not come as a good time for Pochettino. Not only are his side trying to stay in the Champions League while maintaining a Premier League title bid, but they also have a Carabao Cup quarter final against bitter rivals Arsenal looming large on the horizon.
With Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama also spending plenty of time in the treatment room of late, the Spurs boss is low on numbers for men to shield his defence in the centre of the park.
Those two are said to be back in training and could return to action soon, and with news of Dembele’s latest demise, it could be that Pochettino has to bring one of them back earlier than he would want to, when his side go up against Crystal Palace on Saturday evening.