Tottenham's Christian Eriksen could be out for four weeks

Christian Eriksen

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen could be out for up to four weeks after suffering an ankle injury while playing for Denmark.

Eriksen, 21, was substituted during the 2-1 win over Norway on Friday following a tackle by Vegard Forren.

There were fears the Dane had ruptured ankle ligaments, but scans revealed he had only suffered a sprain.

Spurs face a Premier League trip to Manchester City on Sunday before hosting Manchester United a week later.

But Eriksen could be back for the home game against Liverpool on 15 December.

A Tottenham statement read: "Following an MRI scan on Monday it has been determined that Christian Eriksen suffered a sprain of the lateral ankle ligaments playing for Denmark against Norway on Friday.

"The scan showed no sign of ruptured ligaments which will result in a shorter period of recovery for the attacking midfielder."

Spurs signed Eriksen from Ajax for £11.5m in the summer. He was man of the match on his debut in a 2-0 win over Norwich and he scored in the following fixture against Tromso in the Europa League. Since then he has struggled to for a place in the starting XI, with manager Andre Villas-Boas preferring Lewis Holtby.

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