Tottenham expect Paulinho to be sidelined for four weeks with an ankle injury.
The Brazilian was forced off during his side's 3-0 win over Stoke after a strong challenge by Charlie Adam.
A statement on Tottenham's official website read: "Following a MRI scan, the Club can confirm that Paulinho has sustained significant ligament damage to his right ankle after a heavy challenge from Charlie Adam during Sunday's win against Stoke City.
"The Brazil international was forced off as a result of the injury and is expected to be sidelined for at least four weeks."
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