Tottenham midfielder Paulinho is expected to miss at least four weeks with an ankle injury.
Tottenham midfielder Paulinho is expected to miss at least four weeks with an ankle injury.
Sang Tan/AP

LONDON (AP) - Tottenham midfielder Paulinho will be sidelined at least four weeks with a right ankle injury.

Spurs said on Tuesday that Paulinho underwent an MRI scan that revealed a ''significant ligament damage'' that will keep the Brazil international off the pitch in January.

Paulinho picked up the injury during Sunday's win against Stoke in the Premier League following a challenge from Charlie Adam.

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