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Tottenham's Tom Carroll out a week after injury against Fiorentina

Wee Tommy Carroll is hurt! Don't hurt wee Tommy!

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tom Carroll picked up an ankle injury during Spurs' 1-1 draw against Fiorentina on Thursday, and will be out at least a week, according to Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Cut his Achilles – ouch, that sounds bad! Thankfully, it's not. Carroll was substituted at halftime of the Europa League Round of 32 match in Florence, which led many to speculate if he had picked up a knock. Pochettino generally does not make halftime substitutions except in the event of injury or a major tactical switch. Carroll likely got his Achilles tendon raked at some point in the half, but it's good that this doesn't appear to be a major injury and that Tom will be back up and around before too long.

The injury means Carroll will miss the FA Cup clash with Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane on Sunday, and might also be a doubt for the return fixture against Fiorentina next Thursday. We have no idea what this means for Tottenham's midfield in either of those fixtures – Mousa Dembele or Eric Dier might slot back into central midfield in Carroll's place, or we might even see – *gasp* – Nabil Bentaleb make his return in some capacity.