Water way to rehab: Spurs keeper Gomes starts injury recovery in swimming pool
14:46 GMT, 18 April 2013
14:58 GMT, 18 April 2013
Tottenham's Heurelho Gomes has begun his recovery from the broken hand injury he picked up while on loan at German side Hoffenhiem.
The 32-year-old Brazilian underwent surgery to have four pins inserted into his broken left hand after a collision with Andreas Lambertz in Friday's win over Dusseldorf.
Gomes, who joined Spurs in 2008 from PSV, will be out for eight weeks and will remain at the Bundesliga side for his rehabilitation.
Rehab: Heurelho Gomes begins his recovery from a broken hand injury
Gomes had impressed for the German club on a six-month loan deal in January before the injury, conceding nine goals in nine games.
He found his opportunities limited at White Hart Lane after being relegated relegated to fourth
choice thanks to the arrivals of Hugo Lloris and Brad Friedel over the
last two years.
the departure of Carlo Cudicini, Gomes is still unlikely to get any game
time at Spurs next season and he may leave the club in the summer.
Frozen out: Heurelho Gomes has found his first-team chances limited at Spurs
His Spurs deal currently runs to 2014, but his former club PSV might ready to rescue him.
PSV director Marcel Brands said: 'Two years ago Tottenham wanted 8million. Maybe that’s changed.'