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Tottenham defender Vedran Corluka expects to be out for a month following Mathieu Flamini's two-footed lunge at the San Siro.

It had been feared that Corluka may be sidelined for the season, but the Croatian has revealed that he expects to be back in March.

Corluka was floored by Flamini in one of many aggressive challenges in AC Milan's defeat to Spurs, but Flamini was only booked for the tackle.

"As we expected when my leg cooled down, everything about my ankle looked worse than just after the game," Corluka told Sportske Novosti. "My ankle is swollen. It hurts so much, but the doctors are saying that things are not as bad as it seems. Luckily nothing is broken, but I will still be out for at least four weeks.

"I will know for sure how bad it is today [Thursday]. When I first saw my ankle, I was sure it would be at least two months, but luckily it is not so bad."

A statement on the Spurs website confirmed Corluka had suffered a sprained ankle and could be out for a number of weeks.

"Vedran Corluka will remain immobilised in a protective boot for the next four days after a scan determined that he had sprained part of his ankle joint capsule," the statement read.

"Following a clinical examination by a foot and ankle specialist this afternoon, it has been recommended that Vedran make a gradual return to training starting next week.

"Should the Croatia international feel no ill effects of the injury during his gradual return to training then he should be back in full training in a few weeks."

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