Spurs' Modric faces two weeks out

02 February 2011 12:27
Midfielder Luka Modric could miss the first leg of Tottenham's Champions League tie with AC Milan on 15 February after having his appendix removed.The 25-year-old is expected to be out for two weeks because his case of acute appendicitis required surgery. [LNB]If Spurs' diagnosis is accurate, Modric will also miss league matches against Blackburn, Bolton and Sunderland. [LNB]Tottenham are already without midfielders Gareth Bale and Tom Huddlestone through injury. [LNB]Modric, who has played in 20 of Tottenham's 23 league games this season, was absent for two weeks after suffering a leg injury against West Brom in September.[LNB] Get well soon Luka, he will be a massive loss for us dj1818 Tottenham failed with a late attempt to sign Blackpool playmaker Charlie Adam hours before the transfer window closed on 31 January. [LNB]Manager Harry Redknapp may now rue his inability to complete that deal as his side attempt to make their way through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. [LNB]Modric's latest setback comes at an unfortunate time for Redknapp, who is also coping with a spate of injuries to defenders. [LNB]Younes Kaboul underwent a knee operation on Tuesday, while captain Ledley King requires surgery on a groin injury. [LNB]Fellow centre-back Michael Dawson is banned for three matches following his red card against Fulham in the FA Cup and William Gallas is carrying a hip injury.

Source: BBC_Sport

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