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The defender was substituted with 15 minutes remaining of Tottenham's 3-1 win over Crystal Palace and looks set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines

Tottenham have confirmed defender Jan Vertonghen sustained medial collateral knee ligament damage in his side's 3-1 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Vertonghen was substituted 15 minutes from time at Selhurst Park, having fallen awkwardly following a clash with Palace striker Connor Wickham.

On Monday, the Football Association charged Wickham with violent conduct in relation to the incident, where he appeared to swing an elbow at Vertonghen.

The Belgium international is now set for a spell on the sidelines, though the club haven't specified how long he will be out for.
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"Further assessment and scans have confirmed Jan Vertonghen sustained damage to his medial collateral ligament in his knee at Palace," Tottenham said on their official Twitter account.

"Our medical staff will continue to monitor his progress during his rehabilitation to determine when he will be ready to return to training.

"Get well soon, Jan!"

Vertonghen also posted an upbeat message on Twitter as he prepares to begin his recovery.

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