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Treatment table

Posted on 14 December 2004  - 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 Facilities, Dr Charlotte Cowie, gives us the latest news on the injury front from Spurs Lodge...

Pedro Mendes (knee)
Pedro came off at Manchester City and his knee is a little sore, nothing that we're really worried about, but we do have to protect him a bit. He'll probably come out of training for a couple of days this week to let it settle. He felt it a little last week but he was fine to play and said he felt good on Sunday, so we're not expecting him to be out for too long.

Noureddine Naybet (groin)
He's been having little bits of groin pain on and off for a while. He's on a strengthening programme to help that longer term but we accept that there may be times when he's been training hard or the pitches are heavy that it might play up a little. We're monitoring it and keeping it under control.

Simon Davies (virus)
Basically, he's had a virus that, in-non medical terms, knocked him for six. He's felt weak and had a lot of blood tests that showed that the virus had affected him bodily in a number of ways. So although a virus sounds like nothing, it has in fact hit him very hard. We don't expect long-term problems from it and he now needs a recovery period where he starts slowly and gradually builds up his training capacity. He's started that this week and how he's able to progress will determine how quickly he comes back.

Erik Edman (ankle)
He's fine, been training and is just about there now.

Sean Davis (knee)
There is not much more to report each week because it's a long-term injury other than he's still on target to get back when we said he would, in January.

Reto Ziegler (hamstring)
He's done well, is running and will do more change of direction and multi-direction work this week. If that's comfortable he can start getting back into it again. He's on track.