Winston Reid is set to miss both the match against Spurs and the weekend trip to Everton.
The central defender was expected to return for the game against Sunderland but felt his hamstring when training on Sunday.
And our medical staff immediately decided he could not be risked and the estimate in situations like this is that another 10 day recovery programme is put in place.
However, there is a hope that Diafra Sakho could possibly be included in Wednesday evening’s squad after he has shown well in training.
We were told exclusively: “He’s desperate to play and there’s half a chance he could be included but thankfully both Andy Carroll and Manu Lanzini have both made their returns and are approaching full match fitness.
“We are now in good shape for the final run-in and with everybody fit who knows what is possible.”