Tottenham injury misery continues as they have confirmed that Dele Alli will be out until March with a hamstring injury suffered during their weekend win at Fulham.
A Tottenham statement read: “Following scans and clinical assessment, we can confirm that Dele Alli has suffered a hamstring strain, sustained during Sunday’s match. Dele will now undergo a period of rehabilitation with our medical staff, with the expectation of returning to training in early March.”
This is their second injury blow, as their top scorer Harry Kane was ruled out until the end of March after his ankle injury in the 0-1 defeat against Manchester United the previous weekend. It is also a big blow in the Premier League’s title race, as Tottenham are already 9 points behind the leaders Liverpool.
With Heung-Min Son still playing for the national team of South Korea in the Asian Cup it leaves them without 3 key players in the tomorrow’s EFL Cup semi final second leg against Chelsea. Tottenham won the first leg 1-0 and they are trying to get in the first Cup final in 10 years.
Alli and Kane are also going to miss the Champions League games against Borussia Dortmund, as well as the London derbies in the Premier League against Chelsea and Arsenal in late February and early March. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino hopes to have them available in the potential EFL Cup final against Manchester City, if the Spurs manage to go trough tomorrow.