Poyet worry for Spurs
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Uruguayan star sustained the knock in the 0-0 draw with the Portuguese giants, to compound Glenn Hoddle's injury problems at White Hart Lane.
"The latest major concern is Gus's wrist," said Hoddle after the game. "We won't know the extent of the damage or whether it is fractured until we see the x-rays. Hopefully it will just be ligaments but it was very sore and swollen.
"He misses the first three games anyway with suspension but if it is a fracture it will put him out for a much longer period of time."
New striker Freddie Kanoute has still not returned to full fitness, after picking up a strain in his first training session with the club.
"Freddie should start running this week but it will be another six says before he can do any real football work."
One bright note for Hoddle has been the start of South African trialist Mbulelo Mabizela - who captains his national side.
"He's trained very well with us," added Hoddle to the London Evening Standard.
"He looks quite accomplished on the ball and if we take him, he has got to get used to the tempo of the Premiership which is difficult.
"But there is something to work with.
"We have got make a decision and once I've done that we will see where the work permit situation takes us.
"But he's captain of South Africa and he will be pushing for a first-team spot if we can add him to the squad.
"We are still trying to bring in some new faces but whether Mbulelo will be the first one, we'll see."
Meanwhile, Jamie Redknapp has been named the new Spurs captain for the new season.