Lamela ruled out for rest of the season

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The Argentine has not featured since an EFL Cup loss to Liverpool last October, and that will prove to be his final action of a frustrating campaign

Tottenham winger Erik Lamela has been ruled out of the remainder of the Premier League season ahead of surgery on a long-standing hip injury.

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The club confirmed on Wednesday that the Argentina international will go under the knife on Saturday, having been out of action for five months.

Lamela, who last featured in a 2-1 EFL Cup loss to Liverpool on October 25, will miss the final 10 league games of the campaign.

A Spurs statement said the 25-year-old had undertaken a "comprehensive rehabilitation process" and "achieved a good level of function", but had fallen short of being able to return to full training.

The 25-year-old joined Spurs from Roma in 2013 and, after an underwhelming first season, had established himself as a regular starter under Mauricio Pochettino before this setback.

Spurs sit second, 10 points behind leaders Chelsea, with Champions League qualification in their sights.

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