The latest word on the walking wounded, or Tottenham Hotspur as a few deranged people like to call them, is that Alan Hutton will miss at least a month. After weeks of terrible injury news coming in about Spurs, from Bale to Lennon to seemingly every central defender on the team, Tottenham finally gets some good news. Open space for opposing teams' left wingers to run into? Gone! Reckless forays forward that take away Lennon's space just to have a bad cross put in? Gone! Unseemly glare on the television screen because of the reflection off of an incredibly bald head? Gone!
If there was anyone who had a doubt about Spurs being able to finish strong this season and topple Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League and bypass Manchester City for a top four spot in the English Premier League, their concerns have to be eased somewhat by the news that Hutton won't be around for much of the run in. Of course, this type of concern relief is only necessary because of Harry Redknapp and Daniel Levy's failings this January.
So with Hutton out, Spurs supporters have hope. Maybe now the club can defy the odds and take out Real Madrid. Just maybe they can get past City to secure a Champions League place next season. With Hutton out, it's all possible now.