Erik Lamela may have kicked his last ball for Tottenham as the Argentinian struggles to overcome a persistent and ongoing hip problem.
While they've done just fine without him, Spurs will have to continue without winger Erik Lamela for the time being.
With the exception of Erik Lamela, Tottenham should have a squad at full strength against Southampton on Wednesday,
Mauricio Pochettino announced in his press conference ahead of Tottenham's clash with Arsenal on Sunday that Erik Lamela has been ruled out of contention.
Erik Lamela had a hat trick worth of assists and added a goal in Tottenham's 5-0 drubbing of Gillingham in the EFL Cup.
Tottenham's attack looked a bit out of sorts in the opening hour of the match but Erik Lamela took his fine preseason form and carried it into the regular season, scoring an equalizer that would allow Spurs to earn a 1-1 draw with Everton.
Erik Lamela, looking to fend off a potential challenge to his spot in the line-up, scored Spurs' lone goal in their 2-1 loss to Juventus on Tuesday.
With a 3-0 win over Bolivia, Argentina cruised to first place in Group D despite resting several starters.
Former Manchester City manager and current Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini looks at Tottenham's Erik Lamela as his club's top signing target this summer.
Tottenham's positive season ended in total collapse, losing to Newcastle United 5-1 and slipping to a third place finish behind rival Arsenal.
Tottenham did not let the widening gap with table-leading Leicester City get them down as they exploded for three goals in a six minute stretch to dispatch of Manchester United, 3-0.
Erik Lamela has recovered from a calf injury and is available for selection when Tottenham host Manchester United on Sunday.
Tottenham players are dropping like flies with the latest news suggesting that Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela are doubts for their respective countries this week.
Erik Lamela scored his first professional hat trick as Tottenham enjoyed a near perfect result to top their Europa League group with a 4-1 win over AS Monaco.