Tottenham have announced that Christian Eriksen's ankle injury is not as bad as first feared.
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Eriksen, 21, who arrived at White Hart Lane from Ajax in the summer, picked up the injury during Denmark's 2-1 win over Norway on Friday following a challenge from Vegard Forren.
It had been thought that the midfielder had ruptured ankle ligaments, however, scans have since revealed that he only suffered a sprain.
Spurs announced the good news via their official Twitter feed on Tuesday afternoon.
After an MRI scan it's been determined that @ChrisEriksen8 suffered a sprain of the lateral ankle ligaments playing for Denmark on Friday— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 19, 2013
Christian's scan showed no sign of ruptured ligaments which will result in a shorter period of recovery for the attacking midfielder #THFC— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 19, 2013
The North London club have not put an official time frame on Eriksen’s recovery, although it is believed that he could make his return in time for the Premier League game at home to Liverpool on Dec. 15.
Eriksen had lost his place in the Tottenham team to Lewis Holtby following a dip in form before picking up the injury.
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas can also call on the likes of Erik Lamela, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Harry Kane to play in the No. 10 role during the Denmark international’s absence.
Information from the Press Association was used in this report