White Hart Lane defender out for two months.
Tottenham Hotspur defender Michael Dawson is out of action for a further two months.
The centre back suffered an Achilles injury in training prior to Spurs’ win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, and the diagnosis is not good.
Tottenham play a UEFA Europa League clash against PAOK Salonika on Thursday, with a crunch Premier League match against Liverpool at the weekend.
With William Gallas and Vedran Corluka also out, manager Harry Redknapp is unsure who to select in defence.
“The whole situation is a nightmare,” complained Redknapp.
“I have no idea what team I will be able to play.
“I will sit down on Tuesday and see who I can take out to Greece. It may well be a chance for some of the fringe players to take their chance.
“I really don’t know who will be ready for Liverpool.”