But, while the boss is taking a pessimistic outlook on Sol chances, an assesment for improvement in the player he describes as a 'colossus' in three weeks time could alter his thinking if there is no risk involved.
"We can’t really assess his time out properly at the moment, both his ankles need about three weeks and then we’ll re-assess and take it from there," said Glenn. "We won’t take any risks with him whatsoever.
"Sol has had scans and at this moment in time he is going to see another specialist for a second opinion.
"We think and hope there is no surgery needed, which is a good sign, but both ankle ligaments are quite badly strained so it looks like he’s out for the rest of the season.
"It would be stupid to take any kind of risk with him and we won’t do that. Sol’s played a lot of football over the past four or five years and he’s going to get a rest.
"Looking at the injury we are lucky that we didn’t lose him for longer, if you look at it on TV, Ray Parlour’s body weight is on him and it could have been a lot worse.
Glenn Hoddle suspects that we won't be watching Sol Campbell in action again this season following the skipper's injury at Old Trafford on Sunday.