Jan Vertonghen has started in all seven Premier League games for Tottenham Hotspur this season, but was able to play the full 90 minutes in only six of them as an injury forced him off the pitch against Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

The centre-back missed the north London club’s 4-2 defeat at the hands of Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday and if claims are to be believed, he is unlikely to feature in October.

According to Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws, the English club does not want to put a timeline on when the 31-year-old will return to the pitch, but their medical staff believe he will be out for at least four weeks.

The defender will miss De Rode Duivels’ upcoming two fixtures and there are doubts whether he will recover in time for next month’s international break.

HLN claim the Belgium international ‘felt something in his hamstring’ against the Terriers, but he played through injury after receiving treatment, and according to them it wasn’t the ‘smartest idea’ because Vertonghen suffered a tear.

Mauricio Pochettino will surely miss the player’s presence in his side’s defence for Spurs’ matches this month.