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Posted on 13 April 2005  - 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).

Our Head of Medical Services Dr Charlotte Cowie gives us the latest from the treatment room at Spurs Lodge...


Mido (abdominal muscles)
Dr Cowie: Mido strained some of his abdominal muscles in training. He was set for scans on Monday to clarify the extent of the injury and that will help us plan how long he'll take to return.


Michael Brown (foot)
Dr Cowie: He took a nasty knock on Sunday and it is quite painful for him. We are waiting to see the exact extent of the injury from scans he's had this week.


Noureddine Naybet (hamstring)
Dr Cowie: He trained with the players on Monday and did okay. He still has a little while to go, it still hurts to contract his hamstring and we can't push him until that is pain-free. When it settles down we'll push him further.


Anthony Gardner (foot)
Dr Cowie: He has some pain in his foot that we are going to investigate further. He's been fine for a while and we want to establish if it's the same thing again or it's a new problem.


Pedro Mendes (broken toe)
Dr Cowie: It's not healing as quickly as hoped. We have to give it enough time to settle properly or it could become more complicated. It's not a big injury but it's an important area and that's why we're being cautious. The frustrating thing is that we can't really do too much about it except wait.


Noe Pamarot (cruciate ligament)
Dr Cowie: He was seeing a surgeon on Tuesday and may have an exploratory operation on his knee this week. We fully expect that unless we get a surprise in that he will need further surgery. We'll rehab him from there and there is no change in the expectation that it will be six months-plus post-op to get him training again.


Michael Dawson (shin)
Dr Cowie: Michael is now fully recovered, training and doing really well.


Robert Burch (ankle)
Dr Cowie: Burchy was back out on Monday doing some handling in training. It's still not 100 per cent, he has some rehabilitation work to do but he's almost there.