Wednesday 14 March 2012
Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes is set to miss the next month of the season because of a knee injury.
The 31-year-old Brazilian is expected to be back in action during April after undergoing an operation to solve the problem.
"The Brazil goalkeeper will return to training in four weeks"
- Spurs statement
A statement on Tottenham's official website read: "On Tuesday, Heurelho Gomes had surgery on his left knee after a scan revealed a tear of his medial meniscus.
"Following consultation with a specialist, it is expected that the Brazil goalkeeper will return to training in four weeks."
Gomes has had to be content with a place on the substitutes' bench for much of the season, with summer signing Brad Friedel an ever-present in their Barclays Premier League campaign.
Gomes has played four matches for Harry Redknapp's side - three in the UEFA Europa League and one in the Carling Cup.
But since signing for the club from Dutch side PSV Eindhoven for £7.8m in June 2008, Gomes has played in 95 League matches for Spurs, along with another 41 in other competitions.