Paulinho blow for Tottenham

  • Last Updated: December 31 2013, 11:12 GMT

Tottenham midfielder Paulinho faces at least a month on the sidelines after scans revealed "significant ligament damage" to his ankle.

Paulinho: Ruled out of action for Tottenham
Paulinho: Ruled out of action for Tottenham


18. Paulinho

Title Number
Appearances 40 (4)
Goals 7
Assists 5
Yellows 5
Reds 1
*Current Season

The Brazilian was forced off during his side's 3-0 win over Stoke after a strong challenge by Charlie Adam.

A statement on Tottenham's official website read: "Following a MRI scan, the Club can confirm that Paulinho has sustained significant ligament damage to his right ankle after a heavy challenge from Charlie Adam during Sunday's win against Stoke City.

"The Brazil international was forced off as a result of the injury and is expected to be sidelined for at least four weeks."

The prognosis will see Paulinho sit out this weekend's FA Cup derby with rivals Arsenal, as well as the New Year's Day trip to Manchester United.

He is also likely to miss Premier League fixtures against Crystal Palace, Swansea and Manchester City.

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