Sunday 21 July 2019

Spurs woe deepens with Alli out until March

Alli could now be absent for up to 10 games with an injury he picked up in the latter stages of Sunday’s 2-1 victory at Fulham. Photo: PA
Alli could now be absent for up to 10 games with an injury he picked up in the latter stages of Sunday’s 2-1 victory at Fulham. Photo: PA

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Tottenham Hotspur's injury worries have significantly worsened after Dele Alli was ruled out until March with a hamstring strain.

Alli could now be absent for up to 10 games with an injury he picked up in the latter stages of Sunday's 2-1 victory at Fulham.

The 22-year-old will miss the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea tomorrow and will not be available for the final, on February 24, should Spurs hold onto their slender first-leg lead.

Alli will also be out of the first leg of their round-of-16 Champions League meeting with Borussia Dortmund, and could miss the second leg in Germany on March 5. Both Alli and Harry Kane, who is out with an ankle ligament injury, are major doubts for the north London derby on the first weekend of March.

In a brief message on Twitter yesterday, Alli said: "Gutted. I will do everything in my power to return as quick as possible."

The severity of Alli's injury represents another major blow for Spurs, who are already without Kane and Son Heung-Min, their two leading goalscorers this season, for forthcoming matches.

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