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Spurs Team & Injury News: AVB Gives Latest On Rose, Chadli, Adebayor & More

Tottenham Hotspur take on Everton on Sunday lunchtime looking to close the gap on league leaders Arsenal. Here’s the latest team and injury news from AVB.


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Tottenham Hotspur take on Everton on Sunday lunchtime looking to close the gap on league leaders Arsenal.

Ahead of the game, boss Andre Villas-Boas has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference and gave the Tottenham Journal the latest team news including the latest on the fitness of Danny Rose, Kyle Naughton, Nacer Chadli, Emmanuel Adebayor and Zeki Fryers.

Left-back Rose hasn’t featured since Tottenham’s 3-0 win over Tromso in the Europa League back in September after picking up a toe injury during that game. The 23-year-old is still not back in training and Villas-Boas is fearful the defender may not be able to play again until after the next international break.

There is more bad news with winger Chadli out after suffering a hamstring injury against Hull in midweek while Naughton is also a major doubt to face the Toffees because of a quad problem. Striker Adebayor is struggling with a foot injury and he joins youngster Fryers on the sidelines.

Here is what AVB told the Tottenham Journal today:

“We still haven’t been able to have Danny Rose back into training with the first team so that will take a little bit more time,” said Villas-Boas.

“It’s not something that we can control, because all of our exams have told us that the joint is fine, but we have to wait for the pain to go away.

“We can’t really do anything apart from the typical treatment we are doing. We’re conservative because you really have to wait for the pain to go away.

“The player has actually trained and run and shot with football boots on, but if pain keep coming back we always have to delay his recovery. At the moment we’re dealing with that.

“He’s already a big step up from where he was two weeks ago, but we’re probably still going to see him back after the November international break.”

“[Nacer] Chadli has picked up a hamstring injury, so that’s why he was forced off [against Hull on Wednesday]. [Kyle] Naughton has had a big blow to his quad so he has a 50/50 chance [ of facing Everton].

“[Emmanueal] Adebayor has a foot contusion from the last training session before the Hull game, so that was on Tuesday – and Zeki [Fryers is still out] from the Anzhi game.”

Spurs may have some more positive injury news though, with Andros Townsend expected to feature despite clashing with the advertising boards during last weekends win over Hull.

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