BLOW FOR SPURS AS CARR BREAKS DOWN
By Stuart James
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Republic of Ireland international has made just two fleeting substitute appearances since Christmas and the 24-year-old will return to Germany on Friday for the operation.
"My specialist has told me that I'll need an operation for a slight hernia," Carr said. "I'm flying out to Germany this Friday to have the operation and hopefully I'll be back on Friday or Saturday night.
"I'm going to be out for six weeks, which is hard going, but my main feeling is one of relief because we now know what the problem is and we're moving in the right direction.
"People can say what they like but I did have a genuine groin injury in the first month, and then I developed this condition.
"Now I'm just looking to get it sorted."
Carr will miss Spurs' FA Cup clash with West Ham and faces a race against time to be fit for the semi-final's should George Graham's side get there.
Meanwhile, Captain Sol Campbell has denied reports linking him with a move to German giants Bayern Munich.
Bayern's vice-president, Karl Heinz-Rummenigge confirmed the club's interest in the 26-year-old on Wednesday, but Campbell admits he is happy at Spurs and will wait until the end of the season before deciding on his future.
Campbell, who captained England in the second half of their 3-0 win over Spain, is out of contract in the summer, but suggested he would stay in North London should the club win some silverware this season.
"I'm very happy at Spurs, we are in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and if we keep it going, we'll see what happens," he said.
Premiership champions Manchester United have also been linked with the defender as have The Red Devils Champions League Group A rivals Valencia.
To read our earlier Campbell story linking him with a move to Bayern, click here.