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Stalled Carr on injury

Posted on 1 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).

Time could be the best healer for Stephen Carr.

He was rested from Saturday’s trip to Ipswich Town and may not reappear for Tuesday’s encounter against Newcastle United at the Lane.

Carr explained: “It’s a groin injury that has been niggling for the last game and a half or so.

“It looks like there might be a bit of damage in there and it might need a little time to settle down.

“I had it when I played against Middlesbrough and it was sore but I came through the game. But at Southampton it just wasn’t right. I couldn’t sprint and that is a key part of my game.

“If I can’t get up and down I’m not doing any justice to myself or the team.

“But I don’t think I will need an operation. That’s a new one for me. Perhaps just a rest will do it but I’ll wait to see how it goes.”

The hectic festive season of four matches in 10 days has not helped Carr’s cause.

He added: “The games coming thick and fast and that’s the problem. I might have been able to rest it in-between Saturday matches but we have three matches in a week at the moment.

“Over the last two games I haven’t felt right. I felt as if I just couldn’t push myself.

“It’s been a good year for me overall and hopefully I can put this injury aside and get back into the team.”

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