White Hart Lane boss predicts quick recovery after game against Emirates club.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp says Garteh Bale and Luka Modric should make quick recoveries in time for the season run-in.
Both midfielders picked up knocks in the 3-3 draw with Arsenal at White Hart Lane that did neither side any favours.
The Gunners lost valuable ground on Manchester United in the chase for the title, while Tottenham dropped points in their quest for Champions League qualification.
Bale was replaced by Aaron Lennon at half-time following a collision with Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.
But despite Bale’s visible discomfort, Redknapp insisted it was just a minor knock.
“It shouldn’t be too bad, ” Redknapp said. “He got a knock but he’ll get plenty of them over the next few years.”
Redknapp also confirmed midfielder Luka Modric was unscathed after being frequently “chopped down” by Arsenal defenders.
“He is a tough little lad,” Redknapp added. “He gets up and gets on with it.”
Redknapp will hope to have both players available for this Saturday’s home tie with West Bromwich Albion and the following week’s crunch match with Chelsea.