Tottenham Suffer Van Der Vaart Injury Blow

Chris Wright

29th, November 2010


By Chris Wright

Tottenham have confirmed that influential gadabout Rafael van der Vaart will be out of action for at least a month after tearing his hamstring against Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.

Van der Vaart limped off after just 12 minutes of the game after ‘feeling it go’ whilst attempting a fairly innocuous-looking backheel. Spurs also lost Younes Kaboul in the same game, with the defender injuring a hip later on in the proceedings.

Speaking in a post-match interview, manager Harry Redknapp said:

“Rafa felt it tear, so that doesn’t look too good. It looks like four weeks [out]. Younes felt he might have torn a muscle in his hip. He felt that go.

“It’s so disappointing for Rafa. He keeps picking up little injuries. It’s probably because he’s missed a pre-season or was away at the World Cup and not played many games.

“When your fitness is a bit low it’s hard to get up to speed. He keeps getting little nicks.”

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher also dislocated his shoulder during the tie (an injury which manager Roy Hodgson rather ominously described as being ‘very bad’ at the time) and is thought to be facing at least six weeks on the sidelines – three months if the joint needs pinning.

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  1. Ollie Irish says:

    And so it begins. What is it with Dutch van men and niggling injuries?

  2. stuart says:

    i wonder if we’ll ever get to see a fully fit Spuds team this season?
    we have good backup in Kranjcar, also with Defoe now fit we can play 2 up front, it’s a shame but we’ll manage.

  3. stuart says:

    come to think about it….. i hope we don’t get any crucial penalty decisions in the next month

  4. At 27 he is the signing of the century, he is a world class player with amazing skills and Believe it or not he has not reached his full potential, there hasnt been one game where van der vaart has been just alright, he is an amazing player to watch and tottenham are lucky to have van der vaart, I think van der vaart tottenham can qualify to the champions league this year. I saw a funny video on this website showing Van der vaart scoring an own goal i must admit it is a really bad/funny own goal lets hope he doesnt do anything like that in the premiership or his confidence can go down the drain.
    anyway here is the video Van Der Vaart just click around till you find the videos section and you will see it, i think the title is Van De vaart blackout, anyway check it out

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