Tottenham stars James Maddison and Micky van de Ven ruled until start of next year in huge double injury blow
Richarlison is also ruled out for a month after surgery.
The Spurs stars were forced off before half-time in Monday night’s 4-1 defeat to Chelsea.
Maddison hobbled off with an ankle injury with van de Ven following minutes later after injuring his hamstring.
Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Ange Postecoglou confirmed van de Ven’s injury is ‘fairly significant’ with Maddison’s much worse than expected with the midfielder pulling out of the England squad this morning.
‘Micky, we knew was fairly significant,’ the Spurs boss said.
‘Probably a couple of months for him, looking to the New Year. Madders, a lot worse than we thought. Sent him off for a scan.. probably into the New Year for him.’
Spurs will also be without Richarlison for the next month with the Brazil international undergoing surgery to address a long standing pelvic issue.
‘Richy had his surgery. He should only be [out] for four weeks, so not too long after the international break.’
Spurs, who slipped from top spot with that defeat to Chelsea, are in action away to Wolves on Saturday where they will also be without defenders Destiny Udogie and Cristian Romero.
Both players were sent off in that 4-1 defeat with Romero picking up a three-match ban for his straight red, also ruling him out of fixtures against Aston Villa and Manchester City.
For more stories like this, check our sport page.