Yesterday there was much talk of the injury gloom being lifted at Spurs after the return of Ledley King at the weekend, along with the good progress made by Sandro and Rafael van der Vaart.
Sadly, the jinx has struck again with news that Michael Dawson faces a two month lay off with an Achilles injury which he picked up in training prior to the Wolves game.
The situation almost mirrors Dawson’s problems from last season when he suffered a serious injury while on England duty that saw him ruled out of the squad for some considerable time.
At that stage, William Gallas was the main man to step in and take the skipper’s place but with the Frenchman still making his own recovery, it will be left to King, Kaboul and Bassong to shore up the central defensive positions.
Manager Harry Redknapp will be praying that club captain Ledley will hold out for as long as he can but this latest injury blow would suggest that signing a central defender should be a priority in January.