Wilson Palacios is not expected to play for Tottenham again this season following the apparent murder of his teenage brother Edwin in Honduras.
The £14million signing flew home on Saturday, after what are thought to be the remains of his 16-year-old brother were discovered.
Edwin, the youngest of five football-playing brothers, was seized by armed kidnappers from his home in the coastal town of La Ceiba following Wilson's move to Birmingham in August 2007.
He moved to Wigan in January 2008.
Palacios' parents will undergo DNA tests today to determine whether the remains are indeed those of Edwin.