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Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte “hopes” that Matt Doherty did not suffer a serious injury in Saturday’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa.

Matt Doherty was forced off at the 20-minute mark in the 4-0 win over Aston Villa in the Premier League this evening. (Getty Images)

Doherty has been in sublime form in recent weeks scoring twice and providing three assists for Tottenham in the last six matches.

But, his minutes was cut short in today’s match against Aston Villa and was being replaced by Sergio Reguilon in which looks like Knee injury.

Matt Doherty has got a problem with his right knee after an early challenge on him and Conte is hopeful that Doherty will not be out for a long period of time.

 “I hope nothing serious. The doctors are going to check on him tomorrow(Sunday).

“I hope nothing serious because he wanted to continue to play and then he later wanted to come out. I hope nothing serious because he’s now an important player for us.”  Conte said.

However, Tottenham have received a massive blow with that scans on the injury have now revealed that the Republic of Ireland international has ruptured his medial collateral ligament in his knee and will be out for up to 12 weeks which will rule him out of the season.

His absence will be a blow to Conte who had been full of praise for Doherty for his performances in recent weeks and hoped on Saturday that the injury would not be a bad one.