The news of Spurs sudden injury crisis in midfield may have wider implications than mere selection for tomorrow’s tie with Hearts.
Daniel Levy’s promised period of streamlining has been slow to say the least but after Robbie Keane left the club earlier this week, it had been hoped that more would follow.
However, speaking ahead of the tie at Tynecastle, Harry said: “Tom’s had a problem with his ankle since the back end of last season, Luka has a groin problem, he’s not fit. Jermain Jenas has an Achilles problem, Wilson Palacios won’t be fit for tomorrow and Sandro is out long-term. They are all central midfield players.”
While some commentators may see the name ‘Modric’ and look for more sinister reasons for his absence, the real worry for some Spurs fans will be the injuries to Palacios and JJ.
Wilson had been linked with a move to Stoke earlier this month and Jenas’ name has been mentioned in connection with a number of clubs.
Neither injury appears too serious but with 14 days left to go before the end of this transfer window, could this affect Spurs’ attempts to shift more of the deadwood from White Hart Lane?