There's bad news, and then there's good news regarding Tottenham Hotspur attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen. Eriksen was helped off the field this weekend after apparently injuring his ankle in a friendly match versus Norway while on international duty with Denmark. Denmark's manager indicated initially that Eriksen could be out for "three to six weeks." That's the bad news.
The good news is that Spurs' official Twitter account tweeted an injury update this morning that seems to indicate that the injury isn't as bad as what it could have been.
After an MRI scan it's been determined that @ChrisEriksen8 suffered a sprain of the lateral ankle ligaments playing for Denmark on Friday— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 19, 2013
Christian's scan showed no sign of ruptured ligaments which will result in a shorter period of recovery for the attacking midfielder #THFC— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 19, 2013
Whew! No ruptured ligaments. That's definitely good news. While there's no indication how long Christian will be out (or, related, how long he'll be at "90%"), we can all take a little bit of solace in the fact that the injury definitely could've been a whole lot worse. Since Tottenham has almost never made official updates about injuries to players not named Gareth Bale in recent years, this is a significant moment, and one we should probably take at face value.
Hopefully our "Danish Mata" be back training with the first team in a couple of weeks and he won't be sitting in the hot tub along with Nacer Chadli and Danny Rose for very long.
Also, I still hate the international break.