Harry Winks could miss the rest of Tottenham’s season if the latest treatment on his ankle doesn’t work, according to the London Evening Standard.
The midfielder has struggled to return to full fitness since suffering a recurrence of a long-term ankle injury earlier this season.
After impressing in Spurs’ two Champions League group games against Real Madrid in the first half of the campaign, Winks was tipped to earn a place in the England squad for this summer’s World Cup.
But his ankle problem has seen him lose his place in recent international squads, and Winks isn’t expected to travel to Russia with the Three Lions.
Indeed, there is a chance Winks won’t even play for Tottenham again before the end of the season.
The Evening Standard claims the 21-year-old has been given an injection that could make him available in the comings weeks.
But if it doesn’t work, Winks is unlikely to feature in any of Spurs’ remaining Premier League games or the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United.
He has been ruled out of this weekend’s trip to Stoke City, with Mauricio Pochettino suggesting there are no plans for surgery at present.