Tottenham midfielder Alex Pritchard has undergone surgery on his troublesome ankle injury and has been ruled out of action until the new year.
The England Under-21 midfielder initially suffered the problem in the opening match of the European Under-21 Championship but returned to action and featured for Spurs against Everton in August.
But the ankle is still troubling him and the midfielder – who starred last season while on loan at Brentford – has now gone under the knife.
“The club can confirm that Alex Pritchard has undergone surgery on his right ankle,” a statement from the club’s official website said.
“The England Under-21 international originally sustained the injury in a challenge against Sweden during the summer’s European Under-21 Championships, which ruled him out for the rest of the tournament. The expected recovery and rehabilitation is likely to see him return to training in the new year.”