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Carr: Op talk's a mystery

Posted on 11 January 2001  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Stephen Carr has slammed rumours suggesting he needs an operation on his troublesome groin as ‘crazy talk’.

Our Irish international star and current Player of the Year has missed the last three matches after the problem started to affect his game at Southampton.

The 24-year-old admits he may still face another two-week stint in the treatment room but insists talk of him needing surgery is premature.

So what was the situation? He explained: “The situation is that I’ve had a scan and the problem is going to take another couple of weeks to get right.

“At this moment in time I’ve not been told I need an operation so where that is coming from I do not know.

“Someone must have it in for me at the moment with these rumours that I need an op.

“I suppose people will speculate because I’m out for two weeks all of sudden I need an op. I would hate to see the reaction if I had a really bad injury — I suppose I would need to be put down!

“At this moment in time I don’t need an op so it’s crazy talk.

“It’s more a case of getting treatment and rest. It has got better and that’s the main thing. Hopefully over the next couple of weeks it will heal properly and I’ll be back training.

“I’m not exactly sure what is wrong with it, a strain, I don’t know. Obviously I’ve tweaked it a bit but there is only one thing it needs and that is treatment and rest."

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