Lewis Holtby is likely to miss the majority of the rest of the season at Hamburg, where he is currently on loan, and it means that a return to London could be possible.
Hamburg were said to have signed Holtby on a permanent deal by the Daily Mail back in October, but nothing has been officially announced and his latest injury could jeopardise any plans.
As a result there is a lot of uncertainty over Holtby's future and it seems now that he could start next season back with his parent club.
If Holtby does return to Spurs it will surely be his last chance to impress, but there is no reason that he won't be able to force his way back into Mauricio Pochettino's thinking.
The German midfielder is arguably a better option than any of the likes of Benjamin Stambouli, Paulinho or Mousa Dembele, who are currently used in reserve for Tottenham, and he will be optimistic at climbing the pecking order with an impressive pre-season in the summer.
The injury is unquestionably a big initial setback, but it could be what saves Holtby's Tottenham career and that would be a huge relief for a player whose future appears to be up in the air at the moment.