Parker could miss start of season
Scott Parker, right, might need to go under the knife to fix an Achilles tendon injury
Tottenham and England midfielder Scott Parker could miss the start of the new season if he needs surgery on an Achilles tendon injury.
Parker's injury is currently being evaluated by Spurs medical staff while the first-team squad are on tour in the United States. Manager Andre Villas-Boas may have to do without Parker, who could also miss games for England, for the start of the new season.
Villas-Boas said, in quotes reported by several national newspapers: "There might be a small tear on his Achilles - we are at the moment evaluating the situation regarding a possible operation that can take four to six weeks normally to heal."
Parker's absence could see him sidelined until September, forcing him to miss Spurs' start to the Barclays Premier League campaign.
Parker could also sit out England's friendly against Italy on August 15 and, depending on the operation date and his recovery, the World Cup qualifiers with Moldova on September 7 and Ukraine on September 11.
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you are bang on.to call parker overrated will be an insult to overrated players.if this so called 'footballer' grew up in spain,italy or brazil he would not have made it as a professional footballer.people talk about his hard work but thats because he is too thick to read the game; thats why he is regularly hoplesly out of of position,charging around like a headless chicken and burning out within 80mins.when was the last time a continetal team (big or small) showed interest in him? the man is a plank. cant trap,cant pass, cant head,cant shoot,cant dribble,cant cross not forgeting score with limited footbal brain