Luka Modric is Tottenham Hotspur’s biggest injury doubt ahead of the Champions League tie against Werder Bremen.
Harry Redknapp has revealed that he will leave it to the Croatian to decide if he is fit enough to face the German side after his injury scare on Saturday at West Brom where we all feared that he had broken his leg.
Elsewhere, the game could come too early for Rafael van der Vaart and William Gallas who have both been short of regular first-team football and match fitness.
Harry told the club’s official site: “The only big doubt we’ve got is Luka. He’s very doubtful. He travelled with us and we’re going to have a look at him.
“The news was good on the scan because there was nothing broken, but there’s still pain in his leg so we’re going to have to see how he is.
“Only he can decide. We were fearing the worst news [before the X-ray] and it looked as though he’d got a break again having had a similar type of injury last season.
“I couldn’t take a chance on him unless he feels right. I can’t have him going out there, breaking down and getting injured for the long term.
“He’s a great professional and wants to play all the time, but he’ll tell me how he feels and I must say he’s very doubtful.”
Harry added on Gallas and van der Vaart: “They did well but that was their first game having not played at all, so I will have to see what affect that game had on them before I make a decision as to whether they play or not.
“That was Rafael’s first 90 minutes since before the World Cup, and William’s first 90 minutes since the World Cup.
“They were both completely wiped out at the end of the game on Saturday. It was tough for them so I’ll have to see how they feel and take it from there.
“But they were both excellent and they’ve got experience having been there and done it all, and that experience would be important. It’s whether I feel they’re ready to play again so quickly.”
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