TOTTENHAM MIDFIELDER Moussa Sissoko is expected to be out for at least three months after undergoing knee surgery.
The France international suffered medial collateral ligament damage in the 1-0 Premier League defeat to Southampton on 1 January and missed the 1-1 FA Cup draw with Middlesbrough last Sunday.
Spurs expect the 30-year-old to be unable to resume training until the beginning of April.
“Following a clinical assessment and scans, Moussa Sissoko has today (Tuesday) undergone surgery to the medial collateral ligament in his right knee,” Spurs said in a statement.
“The France international sustained the injury in our fixture against Southampton, resulting in him missing our recent FA Cup tie at Middlesbrough.
Sissoko has made 26 appearances for Spurs in all competitions this season, scoring in the league wins over Bournemouth and Burnley.