Woodgate’s career may end in tragedy

Although Jonathan Woodgate was once heralded as a player destined to be first choice for both club and country, a recent admission by Harry Redknapp, his manager at Spurs, has suggested that the 30-year-old’s career is hanging in the balance.

Reports earlier in the season had suggested that Woodgate would be be included in Spurs’ 25-man Premier League squad, but this now looks less likely than Sol Campbell returning to the club. Although it is clear that the player has undoubted talent, his few performances for Spurs showing why they decided to take a chance on him, the player has been plagued by injuries throughout his career.

However, with Woodgate having now searched the globe to find a doctor who can help to fix his groin problem, Redknapp has suggested that the player is going to have one final operation to attempt to cure his injury and if it fails, it would almost certainly put an end to his once promising career.

With Spurs already having signed William Gallas as defensive cover and the squad enjoying a successful start to the season, Woodgate’s misfortune seems unlikely to impact on Spurs’ chances of improving on their fourth-place finish last season. The Betfair Football betting suggests they should do well again. However, with Tottenham already having to manage Ledley King’s long-term injury, the signature of Gallas, a man who missed large chunks of last season with injury, may not be enough for Spurs.

Fans of rival teams may not wish Spurs well, but supporters of all sides would be disappointed to see Woodgate’s career end in such a tragic manner.

Meanwhile, the Sunderland Betting suggests they are in for another tough season.

They will have to do well to avoid a relegation scrap and they seem to lack firepower so they could face problems.

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