Spurs team news: Clinton Njie ruled out for at least two months but Ryan Mason returns

Mauricio Pochettino expects to be without Clinton Njie for at least two months after the summer signing underwent knee surgery.

The Cameroon international suffered a knee ligament injury during the 4-1 win over Monaco in the Europa League earlier this month, and has gone under the knife.

Asked how long Njie will be out of action, Pochettino said: “I don’t know but we will expect maybe two months or two and a half. You never know because every day it’s about how the knee [responds] but maybe two months or a little bit more.”

There was a more positive update on Ryan Mason’s fitness, with the midfielder returning to the squad ahead of Tottenham’s home game against Norwich on Boxing Day, while Danny Rose has recovered from the illness that ruled him out of Saturday’s trip to Southampton.

“All are fit,” said the head coach. “It’s only Clinton Njie and Alex Pritchard who are still out. The good news is that Ryan Mason started training from the beginning of the week with the group in a normal way. Danny Rose is back too.”

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