Harry Winks says he is hopeful he will play against this season despite undergoing groin surgery.
The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has missed the last few matches through injury, and the club confirmed he underwent surgery to solve the issue on Monday.
As a result, there were fears Winks would be out for the remainder of the season in order to recover from the procedure.
However, while the 23-year-old has admitted he wanted to avoid surgery, he has also suggested he could be back before the end of the campaign.
Winks tweeted: “I’m absolutely gutted that I’ve needed to have surgery at such a vital point in our season. We’ve tried everything to avoid this action but I’m very hopeful that this is not the end of the season for me yet in what has been a great year for the team and me personally.”
There is a chance Winks will miss the remainder of the Premier League campaign and Spurs’ two meetings with Ajax in the Champions League semi-finals.
But he will be hoping to return for the Champions League final if Tottenham make it past Ajax.
What’s more, Winks would probably be like to be available for England selection when the UEFA Nations League finals come around in June.
As for Tuesday night, Victor Wanyama and Christian Eriksen are likely to play in central midfield, with Moussa Sissoko not quite fit enough to start – check out our predicted XI here.