Tottenham have some injury doubts for their game with Newcastle on Sunday afternoon at St. James’ Park.
Harry Redknapp – has injury concerns
As`we learned yesterday, Emmanuel Adebayor is doubtful because of a hamstring injury he picked up in the last game against Arsenal, and it’s likely he will not be risked at Newcastle.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, Redknapp talked about his African striker:
“He has got a bit of a hamstring problem.He played on with it last week. He did it in the first half against Arsenal and he played on, which is not easy. He did have a tear. It’s touch and go for him really.”
“It’s a dangerous one. If he tears it badly, he has got a grade one tear if he makes a real mess of it and he could be out for six or seven weeks.”
“It’s a difficult one to risk him, but we will see how he feels. We will give him a couple of days yet, keep treating him and hopefully he could be okay.
“If he is a doubt, I wouldn’t want to risk him. I wouldn’t want to lose him long term.”
But Dutch star Rafael van der Vaart is also a doubt for the game between two clubs currently in the top six in the Premier League.
And it seems that Van der Vaart could also be sidelined with another hamstring injury, and it’s a common problem the Dutchman has, and his hamstring was injured again when the player was away with the Dutch squad last week.
Harry talked about his Dutch midfielder:
“He sometimes has a problem with that,” “He has had a few hamstring [injuries] since he’s been with us, but he’s important to us – he scores goals. He’s an amazing finisher.”
And there are also injury doubts about some of the other Tottenham players, with Croation Internationals Verdan Corluka and Niko Kranjcar , along with Brazilian International Sandro all facing late fitness tests before the game.
We don’t want to be too crass, and it would be wrong of us to say it would be good news for Newcastle if those players didn’t make the game on Sunday – so we wont say that. 😀
But of course Tottenham have a strong squad, and other players can come in and do the job, and Spurs will still be a big threat to Newcastle’s unbeaten record on Sunday afternoon.
It seems that Newcastle have a clean bill of health with long term injury casualty Mike Williamson not fit to play on Sunday, and Shola Ameobi may still not be available.
We’ll not tempt fate to much, but the injury situation has been very good for Newcastle so far this season. OK – so if somebody gets injured in training tomorrow you know who you can blame.
This will be the first time this season that Newcastle have faced another top six side, so it will be a good test for our lads