Some Tottenham Hotspur fans have bizarrely asked the club to prove that Erik Lamela is still alive.
The Argentine has not played since he suffered a hip injury almost five months ago.
The 25-year-old has had various treatments, and at one point was sent back to his former club Roma to undergo assessment, but it is still unclear when he will return to action.
Lamela was also given some time off in December to spend time in his homeland Argentina after his brother was injured in a serious accident.
Seven weeks after learning in Rome that he did not need an operation, Lamela is still no closer to making a first-team comeback.
There does not seem to be a timescale for the winger’s recovery as he continues to feel pain in his hip.
On Friday, Spurs posted an update on Twitter about the latest injury news within the squad, which included confirmation that Lamela is unavailable for Sunday’s home match against Southampton.
Bizarrely, some fans reacted to the news by speculating whether the player is even still alive.
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