Spurs winger Aaron Lennon faces a potential fitness race to face Real Madrid in the Champions League.

The England international has been forced to withdraw from the squad after suffering a hamstring injury in training ahead of tonight's clash against Ghana, leaving Spurs to fret over the length of injury.

Lennon was thought to be in contention for a starting spot at Wembley tonight, but after pulling up with discomfort in training was allowed to leave the national team.

A scan is set to take place today, and whilst the hope is the player could still be in contention for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash against Wigan, the fear is that the injury is worse than first thought.


Spurs teammate Gareth Bale is also in a fitness race for the Santiago Bernabeu showdown, with the Welshman suffering a controversial recurrence of his hamstring injury whilst away with Gary Speed's side.

On the England international front, Lennon joins John Terry, Michael Dawson, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney out of the Three Lions fold, with the original five given special dispensation to leave the team, ironically because of their Champions League commitments.

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