Tottenham have suffered a blow with the news that defender Alan Hutton will be out for almost the rest of the season.
The Scottish international needs surgery on his broken right foot and could be missing for up to 5 months.
The 23 year old has already made one recovery from the injury which he picked up at the start of the season. He made his comeback to the first team in October and also turned out for Scotland in their recent friendly against Argentina.
But he’s since had a scan on the injury and has been advised that surgery is the best way forward.
Commenting on the news, Spurs manager Harry Redknapp said:
It’s quite serious, it is certainly going to be a few months. It looks like it will be long term.
It’s the same injury that kept him out at the start of the year and they decided not to operate and it seems to have flared up again.