Sullivan breaks thumb
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sullivan damaged the digit during a routine training exercise and will now be sidelined for eight weeks.
It is the latest setback for Sullivan, who has lost his place between the posts to American Kasey Keller.
The 32-year-old must wait two months for his chance to oust Keller with Spurs boss Glenn Hoddle admitting Sullivan's enforced absence will be sorely felt.
"Neil is in plaster and will be out for a couple of months, so it's a blow for us so early in the season," said Hoddle.
Sullivan's injury also scuppers any prospects of a move away from White Hart Lane before the transfer deadline.
The Scottish international had been touted as a target for Manchester United, who are searching for a new shot-stopper.