Spurs’ Vertonghen out for up to two months

Date published: Thursday 30th June 2016 6:27

Jan Vertonghen

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen faces up to eight weeks on the sidelines after tearing ankle ligaments on the eve of Belgium’s Euro 2016 quarter-final with Wales.

Before travelling up to Lille on Thursday, the 29-year-old sustained what was initially reported to be a twisted ankle during training at their team base in Bordeaux.

Vertonghen was pictured arriving in northern France on crutches and Belgium head coach Marc Wilmots has confirmed the defender will miss the rest of Euro 2016, with the ankle injury expected to keep the defender out for six to eight weeks.

The injury will probably mean that Jordan Lukaku comes into full-back, with Thomas Meunier also sweating over his fitness. Meunier would likely be replaced by Manchester City’s Jason Denayer.

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