Palacios and Corluka among those hit with sickness and diarrhoea


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Tottenham Hotspur players and staff have been hit by a virus ahead of the game against Everton.

Wilson Palacios and Vedran Corluka are among 18 players and staff at the Spurs training ground to be affected by the sickness and diarrhoea bug.

Harry Redknapp said: “We’ve closed the training ground. It’s off limits. We’re just going to train there and that’s it.”

“We had a few down with it the other day. Corluka had the virus and Palacios was not feeling great with it either,” he added.

“It has swept through the academy. There are about 18 who work there or the kids who have all got it so the doctor decided we couldn’t use it.

“It hasn’t disrupted us, we are still training as normal and hopefully no-one else gets it but there have been so many other people who have gone down with it, including a few of the press boys who came over on Tuesday, it is certainly spreading.”

A Spurs statement read: “A number of (academy) scholars and several first-team players have reported feeling unwell and, as a precaution, are being kept away from the training ground for a period of 48 hours in order to avoid the risk of spread.

“As an additional precaution, the club has undertaken a comprehensive deep clean of the entire training ground’s facilities while all administrative and academy staff have been instructed to work from home until Monday.”

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  1. Oh no,just when we need our strongest squad, to beat the toffees, this happens. If palacios is out,and jenas plays,we will lose the midfield, as Everton play well in the middle.Lets hope Harry gets it right.

  2. The real Everton played on Wednesday and this showed why they have shot up the table and they couldn’t beat a team on a seven game losing streak.The new testing Agency should take note of how slow some of there ultra fast team was against in portugal under ufa rules and testing to how faster they are in the prem playing Utd and Chelsea and others .They should be a lot slower we will see the real AND NOT ENERGIZED SCORE sPURS 4 EVERTON 0 the energized one 1-1


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