Premier League - Eriksen cleared of ligament tear

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen has not ruptured ankle ligaments after an MRI cleared him of serious injury.

Premier League - Eriksen cleared of ligament tear

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Christian Eriksen (AFP)

Eriksen received a knock on Denmark duty when he was felled on the edge of Norway's area just before half-time of their friendly match on Friday.

The attacking midfielder underwent an MRI scan, which showed nothing more than a strain that will keep him out for a few weeks.

Several big-name players picked up injuries during Friday's international friendlies, including Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, Manchester United defender Phil Jones and Real Madrid's Germany midfielder Sami Khedira, who has been ruled out for the season with a serious knee injury.

Norway defender Vegard Forren, whose challenge injured the former Ajax man, wished Eriksen a speedy recovery following his tackle, saying: "I never got to say sorry to Christian on the pitch.

"He lay there and had treatment and was carried off shortly after. That's what happened and I hope it's not too serious," he told newspaper Ekstrabladet.

Tottenham's next match is away to Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday November 24.

Spurs are reluctant to put an official time frame on his recovery, but if all goes well with Eriksen's rehabilitation, it is understood that he could be back for the home game against Liverpool on December 15.

Spurs signed Eriksen from Ajax for £11.5million in the summer.

The creative midfielder was man of the match on his debut against Norwich and he scored in the following fixture against Tromso in the Europa League.

He then lost his place in the team to Lewis Holtby following a dip in form, but returned to the starting XI for Spurs' last game against Newcastle.

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has plenty of players who can fill Eriksen's number 10 role while he is out.

Holtby, Erik Lamela, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Harry Kane can play in that position while Villas-Boas also has the option of altering his formation to allow two strikers to play up front, rather than one.

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