Tottenham midfielder Giovani Lo Celso has been ruled out for the rest of January with a hamstring problem.
Jose Mourinho is said to have confirmed the lay-off, via the London Evening Standard.
Lo Celso has missed the last few matches with the injury and will now sit out important matches in the EFL Cup, the FA Cup and the Premier League because of it.
Whether he would be featuring if fit anyway is up for debate after the Argentine – along with Erik Lamela and Sergio Reguilon attended – attended a party over Christmas despite coronavirus restrictions.
The Standard says Lamela will not feature against Brentford on Tuesday night because of the party, which suggests Lo Celso would also be dropped if available.
That said, Reguilon was among the substitutes against Leeds United on Saturday, but he didn’t make it onto the pitch as Ben Davies played the full 90 minutes at left-back.
It will be interesting to see if Reguilon starts against Brentford – rotation is surely a must with games in several competitions coming up.
Hopefully Lo Celso will return sooner rather than later as Mourinho will need him when the Europa League adds to Spurs’ busy schedule next month.