Tottenham Hotspur boss Tim Sherwood will wait on the reports concerning striker Emmanuel Adebayor’s injury.
The Togolese marksman continued his “near unstoppable” form in the club’s 2-1 win away at Manchester United, grabbing the opener for the ‘Whites’. He was however taken off the pitch on a stretcher in the 70th minute, after Chritian Eriksen’s close-range header.
The manager was vague on the injury during his post-game spin and may have to deal with another addition to the club’s injury list.
“At the moment he (Emmanuel Adebayor) has ice on every part of his body so we can’t tell what’s wrong with him,” Sherwood, who succeeded Andre Villas-Boas last month, said.
“He just runs all say long, he tries hard for the team, but it’s hard to single anyone out. We’ve got nine players injured so we’re having to go at it with a very small squad at the moment.”
The 29-year-old striker trained with Spurs’ reserves under Villas-Boas, and has recently accused the club of disrespecting him when he was not included in their official photograph this summer. He rejected a move away from White Hart Lane in the summer when AVB had prodded him to move on.
He became a regular following the Portuguese manager’s sack a fortnight ago, scoring four goals in his first five games of the season.
Sherwood says he has Adebayor in his plans for the rest of the season after his fantastic display on New Year Day.
“When he performs as he is at the moment he’s almost unstoppable,” said the 44-year-old boss.
“I have no reason to believe he will not keep it going.”
Tottenham held off a late surge from the host after Danny Welbeck’s goal to clinch a rare victory and climb sixth on the table.
Adebayor’s form is a huge contrast with that of his fellow frontmen Roberto Soldado and Jermaine Defoe, both, who have scored five goals in 18 and none in 12 Premier League games respectively. Even Spurs’ summer signing, Soldado, has only scored ones from open play.
The White Hart Lane outfit faces a trip to fellow North London rivals Arsenal on Saturday in an FA Cup third round fixture.