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Jordan uncertain on van der Vaart

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Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has a chance of facing Aston Villa on Monday, according to Joe Jordan.

The Dutchman suffered a hamstring injury on international duty last Friday and subsequently missed Holland's midweek fixture with Germany.

The extent of the damage sustained by van der Vaart was unclear at first, but the 28-year-old has been assessed on his return to White Hart Lane.

And, says Jordan, the in-form Spurs star is rated at 75 percent for the Barclays Premier League fixture against Alex McLeish's Villa.

"Rafa trained on Wednesday and from what the medical team are saying he's at 75 per cent," explained Jordan.

"That's good, but we have to get him from 75 per cent to 100 per cent, we'll have take it day to day and we do have a few days with the game on Monday."

"He's got a chance, but it is important that there is no recurrence of the injury.

He added: "This morning is important as we'll get the players back out there again and we'll have players with varying degrees of fitness. Luka, for example, played two games for Croatia, other players played once.

"We'll get them out there again and monitor them.

"The other lads are progressing nicely. Vedran Corluka is okay, he played in the first game for Croatia and was suspended for the second game.

"We have no major doubts."

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