Tottenham give latest injury update on Andros Townsend
Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend is ruled out of the World Cup after undergoing ankle surgery
Andros Townsend has been ruled out of the World Cup after Tottenham Hotspur confirmed the winger is set to be sidelined for 10 weeks.
The Spurs midfielder underwent surgery on his ankle after suffering ligament damage in the north London side’s 1-0 victory over Stoke City at The Britannia on Saturday.
Townsend’s injury has ended his chance of securing a spot in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the summer World Cup after playing a key role in their qualifying campaign.
“Following further examination and consultation, Andros Townsend is to undergo surgery on his left ankle on Thursday after damaging ligaments during our fixture against Stoke City last Saturday,” read a statement on Tottenham’s website.
“The injury is likely to sideline the young winger for up to 10 weeks.”
Townsend scored one goal in 25 Premier League appearances for Spurs this season and netted his first England goal in a 4-1 win against Montenegro.
England and Tottenham legend Gary Lineker described Townsend’s injury as a blow for Hodgson’s squad.
Real shame @andros_townsend has been so afflicted with injury lately, and now is ruled out of the WC. Played a big part in getting us there.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 30, 2014