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The midfielder has an Achilles injury

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Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has revealed the Scott Parker has been ruled out of the game with Blackburn with an Achilles injury.

The 31-year-old has been a vital player for Spurs in recent weeks and the manager was not going to risk the midfielder.

“He’s got a sore Achilles,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.

“He trained yesterday and it was sore.

“Achilles injuries are dangerous. If it snapped it could be the end. It’s too sore to play.”

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Tottenham Hotspur

Nickname: The Lilywhites.

Ground: White Hart Lane (capacity 36,310).

Founded: 1882.

Honours: First Division (until 1992) and Premier League: 1951, 1961

Second Division: 1920, 1950.

Southern League: 1900.

FA Cup: 1901, 1921, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1981, 1982, 1991.

League Cup: 1971, 1973, 1999, 2008.

Uefa Cup: 1972, 1984.

Cup Winners’ Cup: 1963.

Leading goalscorers: Jimmy Greaves, 379.

Leading appearances: Steve Perryman, 854.