England boss Roy Hodgson has admitted that Scott Parker could still miss Euro 2012.
The Tottenham midfielder missed the final games of the season with an Achilles tendon injury. It is hoped that an injection will fix the problem, if not the worrying news for us Spurs fans is that an operation would rule out the 31-year-old long term according to Harry Redknapp.
Call us selfish but we would rather see Scott fit for our first Premier League game in August rather than risk him at the Euros if it is touch and go and could sideline him for a lengthy period of our season.
We obviously have Sandro in reserve who has done a good job of filling the void, but there is only one Scotty Parker.
“Scott’s had an injection which will probably take a week for us to see if it’s been successful or not,” Hodgson told the press.
“He could still miss out, although from what I’m hearing, it won’t be a problem. He’s very confident.”
Hodgson added: “We’ve got until the 29 May to finalise the squad and I may still have a call to make on that one if it’s looking dubious, if there is a doubt.
“I’ll have that call to make. Do I take the risk and go with a doubt and hope for the best or do I say ‘I’m sorry, I’ve selected you in my 23 players, but now I have to remove you’?
“But I’m very confident that won’t happen. I’m very optimistic. The doctor spoke to Scott Parker and Spurs on Wednesday, so I’m confident – but I can’t give a guarantee.”
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