The last thing Redknapp wanted!
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Luka Modric faces a long spell on the sidelines after breaking his leg in the win over Birmingham City.
Modric was hurt following a tangle with Lee Bowyer during the early stages of the second half of Saturday’s 2-1 success at White Hart Lane and was replaced by Peter Crouch.
Speaking after the game, Spurs boss Harry Redknapp was hoping that the Croatia international had only suffered damage to his calf.
However, X-rays have now shown the Croatian ace has fractured his right fibula and it could lead to Modric being out of action for months. (Sky Sports)
This is bad news for Tottenham but they should have enough in their squad to cope with the loss of Luka, shouldn’t they? After racking up four wins from four the last thing Harry would have wanted was to have to change a winning line up but now this potentially long injury lay off will have to have him re-thinking his tactics.
Harry stated yesterday
“However, Ledley has done his groin and we don’t know how long he will be out for yet, while Modric’s looked like a nasty injury on the side of the right calf.
“If we lose Ledley and Modric, with Michael Dawson and Jonathan Woodgate already out, the squad is a bit short.” (BBC Sport)
So should the Tottenham boss consider finding another player to play out on the left or try to reshuffle his pack? He has the numbers in his armoury to cope but it will be tough to make up for the loss of one of the most important players at the club’s disposal.