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Andros Townsend out of England duty with ankle injury

Womp woooooomp.

Mike Hewitt

For fans who were hoping Andros Townsend would get another England runout this week, sparking a potential uptick in form for Tottenham Hotspurwe're afraid we've got some bad news. Townsend picked up a knock on his ankle during England training this week, and has returned to Tottenham for treatment. He'll play no part in their games this international break.

It's been a rough season for Townsend, who has failed to improve on last season's inconsistent, but occasionally encouraging performances. He's had a couple of good outings in the Europa League, mostly while playing on the left wing, but he continues to be wasteful when played anywhere else.

While a Townsend injury won't hurt Tottenham in the short term, all injuries suck and depth is always a good thing. Tottenham don't have a lot of natural wingers in their squad and Townsend is one of the few. Hopefully this is nothing long-term.