Andros Townsend’s World Cup dream is over with news that the scan on his ankle injury has revealed damaged ligaments. Spurs confirmed the details with an official statement.
“Following further examination and consultation, Andros Townsend is to undergo surgery on his left ankle after damaging ligaments during our fixture against Stoke City last Saturday.
“The injury is likely to sideline the young winger for up to 10 weeks.”
After scoring on his international debut against Moldova, Townsend had been hoping for a place on the plane to Brazil but those hopes started to fade when he picked up a hamstring injury in Tim Sherwood’s first game in charge – against West Ham back in December. Since his return to the squad in 2014, he has largely been restricted to sub appearances and his last start produced an ineffective display against Arsenal in March.
So it’s a bad end to a promising campaign for Andros and he’ll be looking to convince the club that his future remains at White Hart Lane when he eventually returns for pre-season.