Erik Lamela is expected to miss Tottenham's fixture this weekend.
Two years ago Erik Lamela had a storming first game of the season for Tottenham as he scored in their opener against Everton.
Last year he was on the sidelines as he continued his rehabilitation from a lengthy injury lay-off, and for this year's first game of the season he also faces missing out.
Tottenham's official Twitter account relayed the news that he is suffering from a muscle injury.
Spurs claim Lamela will be back 'soon', although this has not inspired much confidence from supporters.
Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 9, 2018
Lamela's troublesome hip injury started off as a minor problem and snowballed into an issue which cost him a year of action.
After featuring in pre-season, a setback was the last thing the Argentine needed.
He is not expected to feature for the club against Newcastle this weekend.
Spurs did not sign any players in the transfer window and their squad is a little stretched with players only just returning from World Cup involvement.
Here is a look at how fans reacted on Twitter to Lamela's injury...
That’s him out for a year then— LP ✈️ (@Verttonghen) August 9, 2018
Right see you in 9 months Erik— j-aye m e (@Jamie__Spurs) August 9, 2018
YOU HAVE DONE THIS TO US BEFORE. I DON’T KNOW IF WE CAN TRUST YOU.— Shelley Johnson (@shelleyj89) August 9, 2018
No problem, our new signings can step in pic.twitter.com/pvnN7Nx4HQ— Christian Bestford (@BestfordC) August 9, 2018
Why the hell did we give him a 5 year contract?— c (@AIdertonghen) August 9, 2018
Injured most his career ffs
Today just gets worse. We have so many players injured or injury prone, and unfit. This guy was meant to be “like a new signing” apparently, and shock horror he’s injured again. Should of sold him not give him a new contract. Guy is so overrated unfortunately.— Bradley Flanagan (@Brad_Flange) August 9, 2018
And the manager gave him a new contract pathetic— Mr Wonder (@Peopleschamp78) August 9, 2018