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Roberto Soldado Injury: Updates on Tottenham Star's Status and Return

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25:  Roberto Soldado of Spurs celebrates after scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City at White Hart Lane on August 25, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistMarch 30, 2014

Updates from Friday, April 4

Roberto Soldado has been ruled out of Tottenham's Monday encounter with Sunderland.

Physioroom.com reports:

 

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A bad day for Tottenham got even worse when Roberto Soldado was forced off the pitch with an injury in Sunday's match against Liverpool.   

Spurs were trailing 4-0 in the 90th minute before the striker suffered the injury, according to the club's official Twitter account:

Fox Soccer Trax provides a few more details on the injury:

With Tottenham's loss, they now sit four points behind Everton for fifth place in the league table with one extra match played. They are also eight points out of a spot in next year's Champions League.

The silver lining is that Soldado was not performing well before the injury, either in this match or overall. He has scored only once since the start of 2014 while struggling to even got shots on goal in this stretch.

Emmanuel Adebayor has performed well, but he is also out with his own Achilles injury. If the veteran is unable to return, Spurs could see more Mousa Dembele up front in the near future.

 

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