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Etienne Capoue Injury: Updates on Tottenham Midfielder's Leg and Return

NORWICH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23:  Etienne Capoue of Tottenham Hotspur speaks to Manager Tim Sherwood of Tottenham Hotspur as he replaced during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Tottenham Hotspur at Carrow Road on February 23, 2014 in Norwich, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
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Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistFebruary 23, 2014

Updates from Friday, May 9

Etienne Capoue could make a return to Tottenham's first team when they host Aston Villa on Sunday.

Tim Sherwood revealed, via Spurs' official Twitter:

 

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Etienne Capoue's Sunday was over quickly, as the 25-year-old midfielder was injured and subbed off in the 14th minute in Tottenham Hotspur's Premier League fixture against Norwich City:

Capoue returned to the bench, albeit with a pair of crutches, per Squawka:

This has been a tough season for the French midfielder. Since moving to White Hart Lane in the summer, the former Toulouse star has appeared in 12 of Spurs' 27 league matches. Paulinho, Moussa Dembele and Christian Eriksen has often been the club's preferred midfield combination, leaving Capoue out in the cold.

This injury won't help matters, either.    

Not much is known about the problem, but the sight of Capoue on crutches isn't reassuring. Should he miss serious time, it would push him further down the pecking order and hinder Tottenham's campaign for the top four.

Although Capoue isn't a regular first-team member, Tim Sherwood will need him to boost the squad depth as the season reaches its critical stages.

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