Lamela ruled out for rest of the season

The Argentine has not featured since an EFL Cup loss to Liverpool last October, and that will prove to be his final action of a frustrating campaign

Tottenham winger Erik Lamela has been ruled out of the remainder of the Premier League season ahead of surgery on a long-standing hip injury.

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The clubconfirmed on Wednesday that the Argentina international will go under the knife on Saturday, having been out of action for five months.

Lamela, who last featured in a 2-1 EFL Cup loss to Liverpool on October 25, will miss the final 10 league games of the campaign.

A Spurs statement said the 25-year-old had undertaken a "comprehensive rehabilitation process" and "achieved a good level of function", but had fallen short of being able to return to full training.

The 25-year-old joined Spurs from Roma in 2013 and, after an underwhelming first season, hadestablished himself as a regular starter under Mauricio Pochettino before this setback.

Spurs sit second, 10 points behind leaders Chelsea, with Champions League qualification in their sights.

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