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William Gallas Hamstring Injury Not As Bad As Originally Feared

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When news first started leaking out that William Gallas injured his hamstring the news was grim. Reports had the injury being a fresh hamstring injury that would keep him out a month, meaning that Tottenham Hotspur would be without their central defender for their UEFA Champions League quarterfinals tie and a key month of English Premier League action as the club looks to secure a Champions League place for next season. The Frenchman did in fact suffer a hamstring injury, but the scan that followed revealed that it is not nearly as serious as originally feared.

The injury occurred during Tuesday's training session and Gallas' discomfort led to the initial reports of its severity. What the scan of the hamstring showed that the injury was just an aggravation of a previous hamstring injury, not a new injury, which bodes well for the defender. It also showed that the injury isn't too severe and that Gallas will not be out close to the month that was originally feared.

"He will now be assessed over the coming days to determine his availability for this weekend's home Premier League fixture against West Hame United," Tottenham said on their website.

Gallas even being considered for this weekend's match is a boost for Spurs and at a time that the team needs all of the central defenders they can get. Ledley King has already been ruled out of this wekeend's match, as has Jonathan Woodgate and Younes Kaboul has just an outside chance of being fit enough to play so the team is hardly flush with central defender options.