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Tottenham loanee Dele Alli out for six weeks with ankle injury


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Dele Alli is Tottenham Hotspur's newest signing, with the deal bringing the MK Dons midfielder into the fold being completed on Transfer Deadline Day. The 19 year old, considered one of the brightest young stars in the Football League, is back on loan with MK Dons for the remainder of the season, but picked up an injury in the Dons' win over Colchester last week. Now it seems his injury is severe enough that he will only will miss six weeks of league play, but also the upcoming U19 European Championship qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Denmark.

This is bad news for MK Dons. Alli is not only the Dons' leading scorer, he's the second highest scorer in League One, scoring 14 times for as a central midfielder. MK Dons is currently second in the League One table and are one of the favorites to promote. It's a pretty tough blow.

Alli has returned to Tottenham for treatment (since Spurs assuredly have a better physio team than virtually any League One club) and responded to his well-wishers on Twitter.

Interestingly, Spurs' website also mentioned that Tomislav Gomelt and Milos Veljkovic have also returned to Spurs from their loan spells while they heal from injuries.