Premier League - Adebayor doubt for Spurs

Wed, 12 Oct 22:49:00 2011

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp says he will not take a "dangerous" risk on the fitness of Emmanuel Adebayor ahead of Sunday's Barclays Premier League match at Newcastle.

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The on-loan Manchester City striker has been struggling with a hamstring strain picked up in Spurs' derby win over Arsenal 10 days ago and is believed to have a 50-50 chance of playing in at St James' Park.

Adebayor has impressed since moving to White Hart Lane for the season, scoring three times in four appearances, and Redknapp has a major dilemma over whether to select the former Togo international, with the chance of doing even greater damage a real possibility.

"He has got a bit of a hamstring (problem)," Redknapp told Sky Sports News.

"He played on with it last week. He did it in the first half against Arsenal and he played on, which is not easy. He did have a tear. It's touch and go for him really. It's a dangerous one. If he tears it badly, he has got a grade one tear if he makes a real mess of it and he could be out for six or seven weeks.

"It's a difficult one to risk him, but we will see how he feels. We will give him a couple of days yet, keep treating him and hopefully he could be okay. If he is a doubt, I wouldn't want to risk him. I wouldn't want to lose him long term."

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