Rafael van der Vaart has, this morning, revealed on his Twitter that he is not injured. The Tottenham Hotspur attacking midfielder was subbed off early in yesterday's match against Wigan Athletic with many fearing the worse. However, Rafa says he just felt a bit uncomfortable. It was likely he didn't want to risk injury and knowing that we were playing Wigan he decided to come off.
This is excellent news for Spurs. Entering a tough run of the schedule without the Dutchman would have been less than ideal, especially since our second choice striker, Jermain Defoe, is still injured and Louis Saha may not yet be up to speed. Van der Vaart has seven goals this season, though he has not scored in the League since last December.
Spurs will need to be as close to full strength as possible when they travel to Anfield to take on a suddenly surging Liverpool side on Monday. Hopefully the rest of the club's injury worries, particularly Kyle Walker, will sort themselves out in the coming days as well.