The Croatian FA website has reported that Luka Modric has undergone surgery to remove an inflamed appendix.
It seems as if Modric will be out of action for the next 10 days, which would see him miss tonight’s game against Blackburn and our match against Bolton this weekend.
Luka’s injury, is another blow to Spurs who are suddenly pitched into the middle of an injury crisis. Although any absence may be brief, the influential Croatian will be badly missed.
So who will replace him? Wilson Palacios should be available, so our guess is that he will partner Jermaine Jenas. The other options are for Steven Pienaar to adopt a central role, with Niko Kranjcar on the left, or even to drop Rafael van der Vaart back into a deeper midfield position, allowing us to revert to a 4-4-2.
Suddenly buying Charlie Adam doesn’t seem such an outlandish idea.