Jan Vertonghen is set to miss four weeks of action for Tottenham after suffering a hamstring injury against Huddersfield Town on Saturday, according to reports in Belgium.
The defender pulled up midway through the first half of Spurs’ 2-0 win in West Yorkshire but stayed on until half-time – he was substituted at the break.
Mauricio Pochettino has already ruled Vertonghen out until after the international break, but there are now suggestions he could be out for even longer.
Belgian outlet Het Laatste Nieuws – spotted by Sport Witness – claims Vertonghen could spend four weeks on the sidelines, meaning he is likely to miss Tottenham’s Premier League meeting with Manchester City on October 29.
The 31-year-old has emerged as one of the best defenders in the Premier League over the last couple of seasons and, if true, news of his extended absence will come as a big blow to Spurs.
Davinson Sanchez and Toby Alderweireld will almost certainly remain in the team for Saturday’s league game against Cardiff City at Wembley, while Juan Foyth might be given more of a chance in the coming weeks.