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Tottenham could be without Jan Vertonghen until mid-December, according to the Mirror.

The defender was substituted at half-time during last month’s 2-0 Premier League victory at Huddersfield Town and was subsequently ruled out until after the current international break.

News soon emerged that Vertonghen would be out for around four to six weeks. However, the Mirror now claims the Belgian could be sidelined beyond the end of the Champions League group stages.

That means Spurs could be without one of their best defenders until mid-December.

The Londoners are currently suffering from an injury crisis, with the likes of Mousa Dembele, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli all joining Vertonghen on the treatment table.

There are concerns over the long-term fitness of Eriksen, who could be suffering with a “chronic” stomach injury according to Denmark coach Age Hareide.

Davinson Sanchez and Toby Alderweireld is a formidable centre-back partnership in its own right, but Vertonghen will be certainly be missed.

The 31-year-old is one of the most reliable defenders in the country, and without him Tottenham won’t be able to play a back three.

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