Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele does not play again in 2018 due to an ankle injury.
Dembele had problems with Wolves on Saturday's Premier League and missed the Champions League clash with PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday.
Scans indicate that a 31-year-old child is harming his right ankle and isn't fit until the new year.
Dembele, in the summer, got out of the contract and in January, the Belgian midfielder was linked to a move that did not want to sign a new agreement.
Boss Mauricio Pochettino, who is in the middle of five games in 13 days, hopes to get his man back in early January.
Olac We hope that it will be ready by the beginning of January, “he said.
"After evolution, evolution and how to recover is very dynamic. Always about patience, actress and how to react after injury."
"We hope the team will return as early and early as possible in January to help them win the game.
"You always miss all the players when they're crippled. We've been talking before, we're playing five games in 13 days. We compete less than three days, every two and a half days.
"This is a great effort for players."
Spurs had better news about Eric Dier's return to fitness and was called to the UK team, and the midfielder seems to be prominent in the Saturday Premier League clash in Crystal Palace.
Danny Rose remains wounded, and Pochettino showed that the couple did not share the feeling of hypo-post-shaving, and that the inguinal damage lasted longer than expected.
Pochettino said: "I saw her this morning, because I asked you for her perfume because of her very good perfume. It's a good thing. She has a great taste in tasting different perfumes.
. (Injury) will be a little longer than we expected, we will see if it is available as soon as possible.
"We hope after the international break, the international break may be difficult for the next week but we will see."
"We will see what evolution is, a situation that can change rapidly and be positive."
Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen are taking action after both hamstring and abdominal injuries.
They played 90 minutes mid-week – and they both go on international missions – so Pochettino must decide that they don't risk them in Selhurst Park.
"We'll see on Saturday, it was a tough game against PSV in the Champions League," he said.
"And then I think they're going to move to the national team.
"That's why we need to really care about them and send them in a fresh way. That's why we think they're playing against the Palace."