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The International Break is Over...as is Michael Dawson's Month

Yep. Michael Dawson is set to miss at least six weeks after sustaining both cartilage and ligament damage. It's a good thing we just signed William Gallas, but that doesn't stop me from being pissed that one of our players got injured on international duty.

This anger isn't directed at anyone in particular. Capello did nothing wrong and I'm not about to go on a crusade about international dates, ripping into Platini and Blatter. It would be pointless. I'm just frustrated that a player was injured in a match that had little to nothing to do with the well-being of Spurs.

There is some good news, though. Jermain Defoe appeared to completely mess up his ankle in the following match against Switzerland, but despite being both stretchered and substituted off, it appears that Jermain is just fine. I doubt he'll start this weekend against West Brom, but it's very possible that he could be on the bench. Bullet dodged.

After a week off, I'm excited to get back to club football. Even though I'm a passionate supporter of the United States national teams, I don't care much for international football. I'd rather watch two teams at the bottom of La Liga or Serie A than an England match. Other than the Spurs match this weekend, I highly recommend watching Athletic Bilbao-Atletico Madrid, Juventus-Sampdoria, Hoffenheim-Schalke, and Borussia Dortmund-Wolfsburg.

We're back on our regular schedule here at CFC after the international break and Labor Day weekend. Expect your regular Thursday links tomorrow and a match preview on Friday. I'll be less arrogant than I was before the Wigan match, I promise.