Erik Manuel Lamela
22-Year-Old Midfielder Tottenham Premier
Manager Tim Sherwood indicated Friday that he has no idea when Lamela (thigh/back) will be able to return, according to the Tottenham Journal. “He’s injured. He’s had a thigh injury and he’s got a niggle in his back. “They [the medical staff] keep monitoring the situation and I keep asking from an update, and they keep telling me that we’ll just have to investigate a little bit further. Hopefully we’re making progress, I couldn’t put a time on it."
Lamela has been an incredibly big disappointment for Spurs, after the club paid €30 million to AS Roma for his transfer last summer. He has appeared in only nine Premier League games, with his last appearance coming back on December 29, and he's taken only eight shots all season. A continued absence from multiple injuries is surely not helping his cause in the eyes of Sherwood, who has gotten comfortable with Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor up front.