Tottenham flop Erik Lamela set for an extended spell on the sidelines
Erik Lamela’s hopes of making more of an impression in the second half of his debut season in the Premier League appear to have been thwarted by a new injury setback.
The Tottenham winger has failed to settle since his big-money move from Roma last season.
Recently the 21-year-old has been out of action with a thigh strain, and has now picked up a back injury during his recovery. The Argentina international could now be set for an extended spell on the sidelines.
Speaking ahead of Spurs’ clash with Newcastle, manager Tim Sherwood said: “Erik had a thigh strain, he’s over compensated and now it’s referred to his back.
“He might be out for a while as well.”
Sherwood also revealed that midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson could be back in action soon, but defender Vlad Chirchies is likely to be out for some time with a back problem.