Tottenham defender Michael Dawson is set to miss the rest of the season after the injury he suffered in last night’s FA Cup win over Stevenage was diagnosed as a ruptured ankle ligament.
The centre-back fell awkwardly after jumping with Stevenage player Chris Beardsley and the club tonight confirmed he would be out for up to 12 weeks.
A Tottenham statement read: “Scans taken this morning have determined that Michael Dawson is likely to be absent for a period of 10-12 weeks.
“The central defender was stretchered off in the first half of the FA Cup tie against Stevenage last night, with it now confirmed that he suffered a ruptured ligament in his right ankle.”
The news also means England international Dawson is now likely to miss Euro 2012.