Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that Toby Aderweireld could be out until after Christmas.
The centre back has been sidelined since November 1 after he was taken off in the Champions League victory against Real Madrid.
The Belgium international is now expected to spend more than a month on the sideline than initially thought.
“Toby is out. We need to assess him,” Pochettino said.
“We expect he will be out for longer than we did previously. Maybe [Alderweireld will be back] after Christmas. That is the expectation.
“The injury is in his hamstring. He feels disappointed and a little bit sad but in the same way, he is focused now on trying to recover as soon as possible.
“He is working hard, he is in the first stages of his rehab.
“Always, with this type of injury, we have to be cautious. We need to wait.”
The likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Hugo Lloris, Harry Winks and Michel Vorm are back in training and are expected to feature in the north London derby on Saturday.