Toby Alderweireld has admitted that he does not know when he will be able to return to action for Tottenham Hotspur.
The Belgium centre-back will have another scan on a hamstring injury later this month that he hopes will give a clearer picture of the length of his absence.
Spurs have struggled in the Premier League since he sustained the injury against Real Madrid on November 1, with just one win over struggling Crystal Palace.
Alderweireld told Belgian media: "I have a serious muscle tear. There's a big chance of recurrence.
"If the muscle tears off completely, for instance, I would need surgery and it'll take 14 weeks to recover. That's why we try to see how we can treat the muscle.
"I don't have a deadline, because it's dangerous to make it worse. So we have to work hard, but in a controlled way.
"In two weeks there's a scan to see how it goes. I only try to be on the pitch as fast as possible."