Bond: Spurs can cope with Huddlestone absence


Kevin Bond is confident Spurs’ squad is strong enough to cope with the loss of Tom Huddlestone.

The decision to go under the knife came following an extensive consultation period and will rule the 23-year-old out of key Champions League group fixtures and the club’s busy Christmas fixture schedule.

“Following consultation with several independent ankle specialists, it has been determined that Tom Huddlestone will undergo surgery on his right ankle,” read a statement on the club’s website.

“The procedure is likely to rule the England international out of action for around three months.”

Bond admitted the loss of Huddlestone was a blow but was confident the depth of the squad could cover his absence.

“It looks like he’s going to have to have a little clean-out of the ankle and it looks like he’s going to be out for some time,” Bond told Sky Sports News.

“He’s been excellent for us for some time now, but that’s what we’ve got the squad for.

“Jermaine Jenas played central midfield on Saturday and was brilliant, so we’ve got a squad of players and they’ve all got to play their part. They’ll certainly have to do that because we’ll be without Tom for a good while.

“There’s a lot good players in our squad; we’ve got no problems with playing any of our players.

“You’d like to be able to pick from a full squad obviously, but at this moment in time we’re not able to do that.”

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  1. I hope Mr Bond is right but like the scotch man said i have me dewts. Big Tom his a massive part of our team and at 6ft3 he will leave a big hole behind to fill. What i cant get my head round how can a player who is not stretchered off during a game this sounds bad because if they had said he has damaged ligaments you can say they will heal but the words they are using are the same ones we heard for another big lad Flintoff it needs cleaning out a sine of long term damage through pain killing injections . If this is the case then Spurs should be ashamed when a young lads career looks in danger of finishing coming up to the age of 24 Harry said he has bean struggling for weeks so why did he play i no giving cortisone injections causes more damage masking the injury.This his a very sad day and one that could have bean avoided if Bond is confident then why did they risk his ankle, he will be badly missed the states have the answer we struggle without him lets hope we get the other big worry fixed Lennon he is a bad tackle away from a long lay-off with Groin and Hernia problems our new Medical centre in the new training complex should be blessed .


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