Van der Vaart set to return against Norwich
London: Tottenham Hotspur forward Rafael van der Vaart looks set to play against Norwich Tuesday night after his hamstring injury proved less serious than first feared.
The 28-year-old Dutch international was substituted at half-time in Thursday`s 1-1 draw against Chelsea, but a subsequent scan showed no tear and he could be in line to play at Carrow Road, Xinhua reported.
"He looks okay," Spurs manager Harry Redknapp said. "He looks like he could be fit.
"We thought he had a hamstring. He went for a scan and it didn`t show a tear.
"I think he probably had cramps, a bit of tightness he felt maybe might go, so he took the precaution of not playing on with it."
Van der Vaart, who trained Sunday and will do so again tomorrow, said, "I think I am going to be fine."
Tottenham have lost just once in their last 14 Barclays Premier League matches to climb to third in the table, but Van der Vaart is not getting too carried away with title talk.
The former Hamburg and Real Madrid man said: "We are third and still have one game in hand. We are playing really good this season, you can see it in the big games, so it is going to be interesting.
"But there is still a long way to go. We have to keep on winning our games and then we will see."
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- How will Sonowal's govt solve problem of illegal Bangladeshi migration in Assam?
- How will Sonowal's govt solve the problem of illegal Bangladeshi migration in Assam - Part II
- How will Sonowal's govt solve the problem of illegal Bangladeshi migration in Assam? - Part III
- How will Sonowal's govt solve the problem of illegal Bangladeshi migration in Assam? - Part IV
- Batla House encounter: Congress under scrutiny as new IS video emerges
- British mother jailed for planning to take her three children to ISIS
- (manresult.nic.in) Manipur HSLC Results 2016 declared; Manipur HSLC exam result 2016, Manipur Board Class 10 result
- US presidential Donald Trump takes poll lead over Hillary Clinton
- Fan parks across eight cities to showcase IPL play-offs
- Sensex logs first rise in five sessions on earnings lift