Tottenham have been dealt a major blow with the news that midfielder Tom Huddlestone could be sidelined for up to three months with an ankle injury. The 23-year-old was absent for the weekend’s 4-2 win over Blackburn and scans have confirmed that the former Derby star will require surgery on the injury.
Huddlestone joins a long-list of injuries at the club amid a congested fixture list. With the club doing well in the Champions League as well as on the domestic front, the news is the last thing manager Harry Redknapp could have wanted. According to Sky Sports, the club statement reads: “Following consultation with several independent ankle specialists, it has been determined that Tom Huddlestone will undergo surgery on his right ankle. The procedure is likely to rule the England international out of action for around three months.”
Hutton: We’ve struggled with games.
Defender Alan Hutton has admitted that Spurs are struggling to strike a balance between Champions League and Premier League football. Spurs have done well thus far on the European front, but have shown signs of suffering the dreaded European hangover when they have returned to domestic competition.
According to Goal.com, the former Sunderland loanee said: “There have been a lot of hard games recently, and we’ve struggled a wee bit coming back into league games, but we have to work on that.”
Kaboul gets France call.
Younes Kaboul has been called up into the France squad ahead of the Bues’ friendly with England at Wembley on Wednesday. An injury to Phillipe Mexes on Sunday has resulted in the former Portsmouth defender being drafted in as a replacement.
Kaboul is as yet uncapped at senior level, though he has represented France U-21s on 18 occasions, according to Goal.com. There will be many familiar faces for his first potential venture into senior international football, however, with Premier League compatriots Florent Malouda, Bacary Sagna, Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy in the dressing room for the friendly.