Tottenham star Vedran Corluka awaits scan result after AC Milan injury

17 February 2011 10:37
Vedran Corluka will see a specialist to find out how long he will be out of action for thanks to Matthieu Flamini's brutal tackle in Tottenham's win over AC Milan on Tuesday.[LNB]The Croatian had to be carried off on a stretcher after the former Arsenal midfielder flew in with a dangerous two-footed challenge on him in the second half of the 1-0 win in the San Siro.[LNB]The right-back left the stadium on crutches with a protective boot around the injured ankle that bore the brunt of the midfielder's reckless challenge.[LNB] Pain game: Vedran Corluka was carried off on a stretcher and could be out for a lengthy period[LNB]Corluka went for a scan on the ankle on Wednesday and will learn the results from a meeting with a specialist.[LNB]Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp lambasted Flamini for the tackle after the match, claiming that the 24-year-old was lucky not to break his leg.[LNB]The challenge sparked rash tackles and frayed tempers that resulted in Gennaro Gattuso head-butting Joe Jordan, but referee Stephane Lannoy adjudged that Flamini's tackle was only worthy of a yellow card.[LNB] Sidelined: Corluka was crocked by Matthieu Flamini's x-certificate challenge[LNB]UEFA announced that they had opened disciplinary proceedings against Gattuso, who could be hit with a lengthy ban.[LNB]Corluka's replacement for the last 35 minutes of the match, Jonathan Woodgate, suffered a groin injury during his time on the pitch and how long he will be out for should be known in the next 48 hours.[LNB]Spurs released a statement on Wednesday night saying that Woodgate had 'sustained a strain of the left adductor muscle.'[LNB] Another setback: Jonathan Woodgate's return came at a cost after picking up a groin strain[LNB]It was a cruel blow for the former Real Madrid defender, who was making his first appearance for the club after 15 months out with a long-standing groin injury.[LNB]The club are confident that he has not suffered a recurrence of his old groin injury and is expected to be out for weeks, rather than months.[LNB]  I tried to sign mad-dog Gattuso last summer, reveals Tottenham chief Redknapp Woodgate injured on Spurs comeback in Champions League triumph in MilanMartin Samuel: Spineless UEFA will let off Flamini, the real San Siro villainAll the latest Tottenham news, features and opinion [LNB]  Explore more:People: Jonathan Woodgate, Harry Redknapp

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