Tottenham’s Vedran Corluka should be back in full training in a “few weeks”.
The Spurs defender had to be carried off in the 1-0 win against AC Milan on Tuesday night following a disgusting two footed challenge by Mathieu Flamini.
Corluka expects to be out for at least four weeks so is likely to miss the last-16 return leg on 9 March.
A club statement said: “Should he feel no ill effects, he should be back in full training in a few weeks.”
“Corluka will remain immobilised in a protective boot for the next four days after a scan determined that he had sprained part of his ankle joint capsule,” the statement continued.
“Following a clinical examination by a foot and ankle specialist, it has been recommended that Vedran make a gradual return to training, starting next week.”
Corluka told Croatian newspaper Sportske Novosti: “As expected, after the leg cooled everything looks uglier. It’s swollen and it really hurts me, even though the doctors assured me it isn’t so bad.
“Luckily, nothing is broken, but I will still be out for at least four weeks. When I first saw my ankle, I was sure it would be at least two months, but luckily it is not so bad.”
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