Football: Tottenham midfielder Capoue out for four weeks with ankle injury

Tottenham Hotspur's Etienne Capoue is treated during their English Premier League soccer match against Arsenal at Emirates stadium, London, Sunday, Sept 1, 2013. Tottenham Hotspur revealed on Monday, Sept 2, 2013, that Capoue will be unavailable for
Tottenham Hotspur's Etienne Capoue is treated during their English Premier League soccer match against Arsenal at Emirates stadium, London, Sunday, Sept 1, 2013. Tottenham Hotspur revealed on Monday, Sept 2, 2013, that Capoue will be unavailable for around four weeks with an ankle injury. -- PHOTO: AP

LONDON (AFP) - Tottenham Hotspur revealed on Monday that French midfielder Etienne Capoue will be unavailable for around four weeks with an ankle injury sustained against Arsenal on Sunday.

The recent signing from Toulouse had to be carried off on a stretcher after 72 minutes of Spurs' 1-0 Premier League defeat at the Emirates Stadium, prompting fears he was set for a lengthy lay-off.

However, a subsequent MRI scan revealed that he had only suffered a sprained ankle.

"Etienne Capoue has this morning (Monday) undergone an MR scan which has revealed the midfielder suffered an ankle sprain against Arsenal on Sunday," read a statement on the club website.

"Early indications suggest the France international will be unavailable for a period of four weeks."