Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend has been ruled out of the World Cup with an ankle injury, according to BBC Sport.

The England international picked up the injury against Stoke on the weekend and he is likely to be out for up to ten weeks. A club statement read: "Following further examination and consultation, Andros Townsend is to undergo surgery on his left ankle after damaging ligaments during our fixture against Stoke City last Saturday.

"The injury is likely to sideline the young winger for up to 10 weeks."

The 22-year old came to prominence when he played for England in two vital qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland.

The winger scored on his debut against Montenegro where he put on a man of the match performance. This was followed by another good performance against Poland which saw England victorious and booking a place in this summers World Cup in Brazil.

Townsend has made 33 appearances this season for Spurs but has failed to established himself as a regular starter at the north London club .

England manager Roy Hodgson will announce his 30 man squad for the World Cup on 12 May which unfortunately for Townsend, now definitely won't include his name.

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