Tottenham's Dier ruled out till new year

Sunday December 16 2018

Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier leaves The Boleyn Ground in Upton Park, in east London, on March 2, 2016 after a English Premier League football match against West Ham United. In the Euro 2016 match between England and Russia on June 11, 2016, Dier scored a stunning goal through a free-kick in the 73th minute to put England in the lead before Russia scored an equaliser. PHOTO | AFP

Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier leaves The Boleyn Ground in Upton Park, in east London, on March 2, 2016 after a English Premier League football match against West Ham United. In the Euro 2016 match between England and Russia on June 11, 2016, Dier scored a stunning goal through a free-kick in the 73th minute to put England in the lead before Russia scored an equaliser. PHOTO | AFP 

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England international Eric Dier will miss the rest of the year after having surgery to remove his appendix, Tottenham Hotspur confirmed on Sunday.

The 24-year-old was absent from Spurs' 1-0 win over Burnley on Saturday to remain just five points off the top of the Premier League in third.
"The England international midfielder was diagnosed with appendicitis after contacting our medical staff due to acute abdominal pain," Spurs said in a statement.

"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."

Dier will miss Wednesday's League Cup quarter-final against north London rivals Arsenal, as well as Premier League meetings with Everton, Bournemouth, Wolves and Cardiff in the next fortnight.

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