A club statement read: "Following further examination and consultation, Andros Townsend is to undergo surgery on his left ankle on Thursday (tomorrow) after damaging ligaments during our fixture against Stoke City last Saturday.
"The injury is likely to sideline the young winger for up to 10 weeks."
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