Kyle Walker Injury: Updates on Tottenham Star's Calf and Return

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistJanuary 11, 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01:  Kyle Walker of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League Match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane on December 1, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Updates from Sunday, Jan. 19

Tottenham confirm Kyle Walker is available to play:

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Tottenham defender Kyle Walker was forced to exit the club's match with Crystal Palace on Jan. 11 shortly after halftime due to an apparent calf problem. He was replaced by Kyle Naughton.

Spurs passed along word of the switch just minutes after the second-half kick-off:

Walker is enjoying a solid season for Tottenham, but was struggling on the right side of defense against the Eagles.

Perhaps the calf injury helps explain those woes. It's unclear how serious the ailment is, however.

The injury comes after the club's official site passed along comments from the defender, who urged his team to put together a strong performance to ensure all three points against Palace:

Crystal Palace are fighting to stay in the league and we’re fighting for the top four so we've both got something to play for.

We need to show a bit of character like we did at Manchester United and go and get the three points that we need.

While Walker struggled, the rest of the club apparently heeded his advice as Spurs netted two goals within 25 minutes of his exit to take control of the match.