White Hart Lane star will miss trip to Bernabeu with calf problem.
Tottenham Hotspur defender Jonathan Woodgate will not play against his former club Real Madrid in next week’s Champions League quarter-final.
The 31-year-old limped off in a 2-1 victory against Barnet in a friendly with a calf strain and is likely to sidelined for at least two weeks.
This will definitely rule him out of the first-leg at the Bernabeu but he could still make the return at White Hart Lane on April 20.
The niggle is a huge blow for the England international who has been troubled throughout his career by injury.
He was also hoping to prove his fitness to manager Harry Redknapp to earn a new contract. His current deal expires at the end of the season.
“It’s not good news –a real blow to him and the club,” Redknapp told The Sun.
“He had been training well recently and I was hoping to feature him against Real next week.
“He’ll still travel with us as part of the squad. Real is his old club and this match means so much to him.”