Adebayor misses tour with malaria








13 July 2014
Last updated at
23:34













Striker Emmanuel Adebayor will miss Tottenham’s tour of North America after being diagnosed with malaria.

Adebayor, 30, was admitted to hospital on Saturday with what Spurs describe as a “mild bout” of the disease.

He is expected to be released on Monday, but will be unable to return to training for at least a week.

“A swift diagnosis meant the disease was detected at an early stage and he is responding well to treatment,” said a Tottenham statement.

Spurs begin their pre-season tour with a game against Seattle Seahawks on 19 July, before playing Toronto FC and Chicago Fire.

They visit West Ham in their first game of the Premier League season on 16 August.

Former Arsenal, Manchester City and Real Madrid forward Adebayor scored 14 times last season.







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Europea League 2014: Shelvey misses Swans return with Napoli








26 February 2014
Last updated at
10:50













Europa League last 32 first leg

  • Venue: Stadio San Paulo
  • Date: Thursday, 27 February
  • Kick-off: 18:00 GMT

Coverage: BBC Sport website and BBC Radio 5 live

Midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is ruled out of Swansea’s Europa League second leg clash with Napoli in Italy.

Swansea held the Italians

0-0 in the first leg of the last 32

at the Liberty Stadium.

Shelvey, 21, who scored in the

Swans 4-3 defeat at Liverpool,

is out with a hamstring injury.

“Jonjo has a slight hamstring so we are not risking him for Thursday, but he should be available for the weekend ” said head coach Garry Monk.

Shelvey should be fit for Swansea’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday, 2 March.

Swansea, who impressed against Rafa Benitez’s Napoli side, know a place in the last 16 of the Europa League is at stake on Thursday.

With the tie poised at 0-0 following the first leg an away goal could prove crucial to the Welsh side’s chances of staying in Europe.

Monk will also be without injured talisman Michu, who has been sidelined with an

ankle injury

, but hopes he will be back in training next week.

“He has been in Spain and he is coming back to Swansea (Thursday),” said Monk.

“Obviously, we will assess him and then build his fitness up from there, but it won’t be too much because he was nearly back in training when he went out there.

“He could join in some part of training next week.”

Spanish internationa Michu, who signed for Swansea in 2012, scored 22 goals for the Swans last season.

He has not featured for the club since

Swansea’s 1-1 draw at Norwich City

on 14 December.







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Hugo Lloris misses Tottenham v Newcastle on medical advice

10 November 2013 Last updated at 16:41

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was not included in Tottenham’s squad for the defeat by Newcastle on medical advice, even though the Frenchman wanted to play.

Spurs received criticism after Lloris, 26, was allowed to play on after being knocked out at Everton last week.

“We’ve continued to monitor Hugo all week,” said head of medical services Wayne Diesel. 

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The medical department advised us not to play the player. I just follow orders.

Andre Villas-Boas Tottenham manager

“[Spurs boss] Andre [Villas-Boas] and the medical department agreed to afford the player a couple more days’ rest.”

He added: “Hugo is naturally disappointed as he was keen to return to action, however we feel this decision is in the player’s best interest.”

Villas-Boas was asked several questions about Lloris’s absence after Sunday’s match but he was reluctant to speak further on the situation.

The Portuguese had already insisted earlier in the week he stood by the decision made by his medical staff at Goodison Park and that he expected Lloris to return to action this weekend.

And, despite the France goalkeeper not being included in the squad to face the Magpies as Brad Friedel deputised, Villas-Boas backed the way the club have dealt with the injury.

He said: “The medical department advised us not to play the player. I just follow orders.

“If the game was tomorrow he would have played. The medical department deserve respect.”

France meet Ukraine in the World Cup play-off first leg in Kiev on Friday and Villas-Boas said he expected Lloris to be fit.

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Swansea’s Hernandez misses Europa League clash with Valencia

17 September 2013 Last updated at 13:05 GMT

Winger Pablo Hernandez will miss Swansea’s first group game in the Europa League at his former club Valencia on Thursday.

The Spaniard has been ruled out with a hamstring strain and will also miss Sunday’s Premier League match at Crystal Palace.

But the Swans striker Wilfried Bony will be fit to play in Valencia.

He suffered a rib injury during the 2-2 draw against Liverpool in the Premier League clash at the Liberty Stadium.

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