By Wayne Veysey

28th Mar, 2017 | 6:44am

Report delivers Erik Lamela latest after Tottenham assessment

By Harry Sykes

Erik Lamela is unlikely to play again for Tottenham this season after being assessed by the club’s medical staff, according to a report.

The Mail is set to miss the remainder of the campaign as he shows no signs of recovering from the hip injury that has sidelined him since October.

It is said that Lamela is training alone at Spurs’ Enfield headquarters and there is still no date for him to return to full contact training.

The Argentina international was initially expected to be out for only a short period but his comeback has been continually delayed before he underwent a spell of rehab in Rome that ended in January.

Lamela has subsequently undergone a thorough assessment by Tottenham’s medical staff after a scan revealed no issues.

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However, the attacking midfielder remains on the sidelines as the likelihood grows that his five-month absence will extend to the end of the season.

Spurs have coped well while Lamela has been sidelined, but he is a player that Pochettino considers a crucial member of the squad and who was a mainstay of the team in the 18 months before his injury.
The 24-year-old has made 14 appearances this season, scoring two goals and providing an impressive seven assists.
In total, the 22-times Argentina international has scored 19 goals and supplied 31 assists in 121 matches for Spurs.

In other Tottenham news, a proven Premier League performer has revealed how the deal was done for him to move to White Hart Lane until a last-minute change.

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