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Tom Huddlestone has only had four appearances for Spurs so far this season, but his season is certainly over as he is set to undergo a second ankle surgery this Friday.
The 25-year-old midfielder has looked like a fine young prospect for Tottenham, but has had a few injury issues.
In August, he suffered ligament damage to his ankle and has not played since.
While he has had virtually no impact on Spurs' season, the loss of Huddlestone as an option may pose a bit of a problem, especially given Bentley's absence.
With these two out of the fold, Tottenham will have 9 midfielders at their disposal: Gareth Bale, Aaron Lennon, Scott Parker, Rafael van der Vaart, Luka Modric, Niko Kranjcar, Danny Rose, Jake Livermore, and Sandro.
Rose has played more at defender and Sandro has had injury troubles, leaving only 7 comfortable choices.
Kranjcar has played least and at the lowest level of these players.
While Livermore has played well and shown great potential, trusting someone with such a low amount of experience in a title challenge will be tough.
Lennon has already had spells on the sideline with injury.
VdV has not made it 90 minutes in many matches.
All of these problems have made Spurs just a few injuries away from crisis in the midfield.
Clearly, having a emergency fall-back option would have added needed depth adnd been nice for the end of the season.
Verdict: Probably not awful, but a few more injuries could make it a big deal