Tottenham striker Harry Kane is expected to be sidelined for eight weeks with an ankle injury sustained against Sunderland.
Kane was stretchered off late into the 1-0 victory over Sunderland on Sunday, with the striker visibly struggling after a challenge with Papy Djilobodji.
The striker scored the only goal in the win, but it could come at the cost of two months on the sidelines.
He left White Hart Lane on crutches on Sunday, wearing a protective boot to support the injured ankle.
He underwent scans on the injury on Monday, and while it was confirmed there was no break, he has suffered ligament damage.
A number of outlets reported on Tuesday morning that Kane is now expected to miss eight weeks of action, ruling him out of ten Tottenham games and three England fixtures.
Included in that run of matches is the first north London derby of the season, when Arsenal host their bitter rivals on November 6, as well as three Champions League group stage games.
Kane’s absence will afford summer signing Vincent Janssen an opportunity to stake his claim as the club’s leading striker.
The Dutchman has mainly been used as a substitute in his debut season, but is now the club’s senior forward with Kane sidelined.