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Tottenham defender Vertonghen to miss up to eight weeks with Belgium injury

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has been ruled out of Euro2016, Belgium national coach Marc Wilmots has revealed.

The 29-year-old tore two of his three external ankle ligaments in training on Thursday and is now expected to spend up to eight weeks on the sidelines.

"Jan is out for the Euros," Wilmots said. "His Euro is over; he's twisted his ankle.

"I was about to whistle for the end of training, he received a ball in front of me and fell to the ground clutching left ankle."

"It will take six to eight weeks.

"It was an accident, happened all alone this morning in the last minute of training.

"Sadly, destiny has decided that he's done an action we do 10,000 times, his ankle turns and the ligament is torn."

Vyom Chaudhary
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