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Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier sidelined until new year after appendix surgery

Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier sidelined until new year after appendix surgery
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The 24-year-old was not part of Spurs' matchday 18 on Saturday when they beat Burnley 1-0 at Wembley.

Eric Dier has had surgery to remove his appendix and is expected to return to training in January, Tottenham have announced.

The 24-year-old was not part of Spurs' matchday 18 on Saturday when they beat Burnley 1-0 at Wembley.

Tottenham said in a statement on their official website on Sunday: "Eric Dier has undergone surgery to remove his appendix.

"The England international midfielder was diagnosed with appendicitis after contacting our medical staff due to acute abdominal pain.

"He received immediate treatment to assess and then remove the appendix.

"He will now undergo a period of recovery before commencing rehabilitation and it is expected he will return to training with the squad in January.

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Eric Dier has started 13 of Tottenham's 17 Premier League games this season (Adam Davy/PA)

"Along with our medical staff, we wish to thank the NHS for their excellent treatment of Eric."

Dier has started 13 of third-placed Tottenham's 17 Premier League games this term.


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2Liverpool35277179205988
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs352311165353070
4Chelsea35207859382167
5Arsenal35206969462366
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd35197963501364
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12Crystal Palace35126174348-542
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle35118163544-941
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15Burnley35117174462-1840
16Southampton35910164158-1737
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton3597193254-2234
18Cardiff CityCardiff3594223065-3531
RFulham3565243376-4323
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield3535272069-4914

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