Tottenham deliver Christian Eriksen injury update

Tottenham Hotspur say Christian Eriksen's ankle injury isn't as bad as first feared following an MRI scan

Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen joined Tottenham from Ajax in January Photo: The Sport Review

Tottenham Hotspur have been handed an injury boost after a scan revealed that Christian Eriksen’s ankle problem isn’t as serious as first feared.

The 21-year-old lasted just 40 minutes of Denmark’s friendly against neighbours Norway as the hosts secured a 2-1 win at the MCH Arena on Friday night.

After the victory, Denmark manager Martin Olsen suggested that Tottenham’s summer signing could be sidelined for up to six weeks.

However, following a scan, Spurs have confirmed that the playmaker has only sprained ankle ligaments and should make a relatively swift recovery.

“After an MRI scan it’s been determined that Christian Eriksen suffered a sprain of the lateral ankle ligaments playing for Denmark on Friday,” a Spurs statement read.

“Christian’s scan showed no sign of ruptured ligaments which will result in a shorter period of recovery for the attacking midfielder.”

The Dane has scored one goal in 12 appearances in all competitions for the north London side after completing an £11.5m move to White Hart Lane in the summer.

Eriksen scored 32 strikes in 162 games for Eredivisie champions Ajax during a five-year spell in Amsterdam.

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