Just as the good news arrived of Tom Huddlestone’s impending return from injury, Spurs fans were dealt a cruel blow with news that William Gallas faces up to a month out after damaging a hamstring.
Gallas pulled up in training on Tuesday and was immediately sent for a scan, the details of which have yet to be announced.
“It’s not good. William just pulled up and now we have to wait and see whether there’s a tear,” said manager Harry Redknapp.
“William’s been in great form for us. If he’s out for a long time it’s a big blow for sure.”
So that is likely to mean Bassong coming straight back in to the team for Saturday. Other alternatives include switching Vedran Corluka to centre half and bringing back Alan Hutton, or possibly we may even see Ledley King or Younes Kaboul back in the starting line up before too long.