Posted: Tue December 31, 2013 10:30AM; Updated: Tue December 31, 2013 10:30AM

Spurs' Paulinho (ankle) out at least 4 weeks

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Tottenham midfielder Paulinho is expected to miss at least four weeks with an ankle injury.
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LONDON (AP) - Tottenham midfielder Paulinho will be sidelined at least four weeks with a right ankle injury.

Spurs said on Tuesday that Paulinho underwent an MRI scan that revealed a ''significant ligament damage'' that will keep the Brazil international off the pitch in January.

Paulinho picked up the injury during Sunday's win against Stoke in the Premier League following a challenge from Charlie Adam.

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