Spurs suffer Huddlestone setback
Tottenham Hotspur have announced that Tom Huddlestone will have to undergo an ankle operation, potentially side-lining the midfielder for three months.
It means the 23-year-old England international will miss several key UEFA Champions League fixtures and the congested Christmas programme.
"Following consultation with several independent ankle specialists, it has been determined Tom Huddlestone will undergo surgery on his right ankle," a statement on the club's official website read. "The procedure is likely to rule the England international out of action for around three months."