Bassong given all-clear

Bassong given all-clear

Tottenham defender Sebastien Bassong has been given the all-clear by a head and neck specialist after suffering concussion during yesterday’s 3-0 defeat at Chelsea.

Bassong left the field after a fall at Stamford Bridge, while fellow centre-back Ledley King was also forced out of the game with a hamstring problem.

The injuries left boss Harry Redknapp facing a defensive crisis with Michael Dawson and Jonathan Woodgate still unfit.

A statement from Spurs suggested their problems were easing, although King was to undergo a scan on his hamstring.

A club spokesperson said: “Sebastien Bassong was back at Spurs Lodge for further assessment after being given the all-clear by a head and neck consultant at a hospital on Sunday evening.

“Ledley King will undergo a scan on his right hamstring after also being forced off with injury early on in the second half.”

Redknapp has already confirmed that Portsmouth loanee Jamie O’Hara will return to Tottenham in January.

“We will definitely get Jamie back as soon as we can,” Redknapp said.

“I like Jamie as a player and I didn’t want him to go but Portsmouth insisted on it as part of the deal to sell Kevin-Prince Boateng to them so we had no choice.”

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