Jonathan Woodgate injured on Spurs comeback in Champions League triumph over AC Milan

17 February 2011 07:47
Jonathan Woodgate's comeback as a second-half substitute for injured Vedran Corluka came at a cost, it emerged on Wednesday night.

The Tottenham central defender, 31, plagued by a groin injury in the past two seasons, suffered a strain of the left adductor muscle, a scan confirmed.

Spurs said the injury will be assessed over the coming days. Woodgate played the last 35 minutes after Mathieu Flamini's bad tackle led to Corluka being carried off.

No surprises: Woodgate (right) is a perpetual inhabitant of the treatment room

He had revealed after the game how delighted he was to be back.

'It was a great feeling to get back,' the former Real Madrid man said.

'There is nothing worse than when you can't play football. Watching games is painful when you're injured but you try to spur the lads on and give them all the confidence they need.

'A lot of people doubted whether I'd be able to get back but you have to show determination to not let bad times get you down and you have to just keep going.'

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