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Tottenham defender Serge Aurier has suffered a bizarre injury whilst on international duty with the Ivory Coast.

Aurier, who was sitting out of Les Elephants’ 1-0 victory over Mali in the last-16 of the African Cup of Nations on Monday with an ankle problem, but managed to cause further problems to his body by injuring his wrist at half-time.

Seemingly frustrated by Ivory Coast’s first-half performance, Aurier whacked his wrist down on a table.

The right-back, who is a doubt for their quarter-final meeting with Algeria on Friday, played down the injury. He said: “We got a little heated, because in the game we were not good. I hit the table and there you go.”

Thankfully for Aurier, his team-mates improved in the second period and a 76th minute strike from Crystal Palace was enough to send them into the last-eight of the competition.

If Ivory Coast do end up reaching the final on 19th July, Aurier could miss Tottenham’s season opener against Aston Villa.

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