Injuries sideline Gallas, King

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, Last Updated: 12:14 PM ET

LONDON -- Tottenham is facing a crisis in defence after both William Gallas and Ledley King suffered groin injuries that are expected to sideline both defenders for multiple weeks.

Both Gallas and King sustained their injuries in training on Friday, and it was revealed on Monday that they will miss out on the club's Champions League match with Twente on Wednesday as well as a league contest against Aston Villa this weekend.

Manager Harry Redknapp has now been left with few options in defence because of injuries to not only Gallas and King, but also to Michael Dawson and Younes Kaboul.

Jonathan Woodgate is not an option for Redknapp either after he was left off of the club's 25-man Premier League roster because of long-term injury problems.

Redknapp was forced to put together a back line of Alan Hutton, Sebastien Bassong and Vedran Corluka along with Gareth Bale being moved to left back from his spot in midfield for Saturday's 1-0 defeat against West Ham.

Defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto should be available to return this week, but Redknapp will still be short of options on his substitutes bench.


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