JONATHAN Woodgate is facing anorth spell on the sidelines.
The Teessider was delighted to finally make his comeback from a 15-month injury lay-off in Tottenham’s win over AC Milan last night.
Woodgate came off the bench in the 35-minute at the San Siro when Vedran Corluka went off after being pole-axed by Matthieu Flamini’s horrific two-footed lunge.
Woodgate picked up his groin problem in Tottenham’s 9-1 win over Wigan in November 2009 and it was feared that the injury-plagued defender would never recover.
The 31-year-old admitted afterwards: “There is nothing worse than when you can’t play football.
“A lot of people doubted whether I’d be able to get back but you have to show determination to not let bad times get you down and you have to just keep going.”
But Spurs tonight confirmed Woodgate underwent a scan this evening and has sustained a strain of the left adductor muscle.
He will be assessed over the next few days.