Redknapp has injury quandary

Published Add your comment

Football News

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has a number of injury concerns ahead of the visit to Newcastle United.

Four successive Barclays Premier League wins appear to have taken its toll on Redknapp's squad, with Emmanuel Adebayor, Rafael van der Vaart, Vedran Corluka and Niko Kranjcar all doubts for this coming weekend.

Redknapp's biggest concerns surrounding Adebayor, whose hamstring injury could be considered too severe to be risked against the Toon.

"He has got a bit of a hamstring. He played on with it last week," Redknapp said.

"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."

Adebayor has scored three times for Spurs already since his loan move from Manchester City, but is likely to be replaced by Jermain Defoe if ruled out.

The bad news for Redknapp doesn't stop there however, with another three players in a race against time to be fit for the St James' Park trip, with Van der Vaart's hamstring complaint making his involvement uncertain.

"He has had a few hamstrings since he's been with us, but he's important to us - he scores goals," Redknapp added.

"He's an amazing finisher. Last season I think he got 12, this season he's capable of getting near 20 goals from playing in that position where he likes to play.

"I lost a couple of boys last night playing for Croatia - (Vedran) Corluka and Niko Kranjcar both had to come off with injuries. They are getting scans today (Wednesday).

"Sandro, as well, picked up a calf last week, so we are waiting to see how he is. We have got one or two niggles but hopefully we'll be okay."

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Tottenham Hotspur
Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again