By Harvey Byrne

Emerging Tottenham star Marcus Edwards is facing a spell of six to seven weeks on the sidelines, Mauricio Pochettino revealed on Monday afternoon.

The 17-year-old sensation is one of the club’s brightest young talents and was promoted to train with the senior Spurs squad earlier in the month.

However, he suffered an injury last week that prevented him from playing against Bayer Leverkusen in the UEFA Youth League.

Now Pochettino, speaking ahead of the EFL Cup clash against Liverpool on Tuesday evening, as reported by ESPN’s Tottenham correspondent Dan Kilpatrick on his personal Twitter account has revealed that the young star could face more than a month out injured.

The injury is now expected to keep him out up until a congested Christmas period, which is just over eight weeks away.

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Edwards made his senior debut for the north London club during his side’s 5-0 victory against Gillingham in the EFL Cup earlier in the campaign, making a 75 minute substitute appearance.

The attacking midfielder has not played since, but manager Mauricio Pochettino has a reputation of nurturing young talent following his move to England in 2013 with both Southampton and Spurs respectively.

Edwards will now be looking to continue his development after his injury, with the hope that it hasn’t held him back too much.

In other Tottenham team news, Mauricio Pochettino believes that Spurs youngster Harry Winks “will be a very important player for the future” for the club.