Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has been dealt another defensive injury blow after William Gallas pulled up in training yesterday.
The 33-year old Frenchman is facing up to a month on the sidelines after damaging his hamstring and the Spurs boss is now sweating on the results of a scan that should determine the full extent of the problem.
"It's not good. William just pulled up and now we have to wait and see whether there's a tear.
"William's been in great form for us. If he's out for a long time it's a big blow for sure."
Tottenham were given another brief scare in the same session when the recently returned wing wizard Gareth Bale cut short his training after taking a knock to his thigh.
Having spent the past six weeks out with a back problem, the last thing Bale or Spurs need is another set back, but thankfully the Welshman is expected to resume training in time for Saturday’s game against West Ham.
Meanwhile, Wilson Palacios has undergone successful clean-up surgery on an ongoing knee problem and is likely to return to first team action in three to four weeks time.
In Palacios’ absence, Tottenham have been buoyed by the impressive performances of Brazilian-born midfielder Sandro, who is set to deputise again this weekend.