Tottenham have received a boost by the news that new signing Etienne Capoue will only be sidelined for four weeks.
Tottenham's official website updated the fans on the midfielder's injury: "Etienne Capoue has this morning (Monday) undergone an MR scan which has revealed the midfielder suffered an ankle sprain."
The French International was carried off on a stretcher in the second half of the north London derby following a nasty tackle.
Manager Andre Villas-Boas had feared the summer signing from Toulouse had broken his fibula, but Spurs announced this afternoon that the Frenchman had only suffered a sprained ankle.
Tottenham signed the French international from Toulouse for a fee of £9 million.
Spurs fans will be relieved that Capoue did not sustain a more serious injury.
Capoue will be missed for the four weeks he is out as his physical attributes have been very impressive in his short time in England so far.
Given the injury is a sprain, it is unlikely that Tottenham will dip into the market for a replacement, especially as Villas-Boas has already brought in seven new players this summer.
Spurs have surpassed the £100 million mark with their spending in this summer's transfer window, with the likes of Paulinho, Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela all arriving at White Hart Lane.
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