Spurs fear Sandro is out for the season after knee surgery
17:06 GMT, 16 January 2013
17:43 GMT, 16 January 2013
Tottenham have confirmed that Sandro has had knee surgery and are worried the midfielder could be out for the season.
The 23-year-old Brazilian only lasted 25 minutes in the 0-0 draw at QPR on Saturday, before landing awkwardly and having to be taken off.
A club statement said: 'Sandro has undergone knee surgery following the injury that forced his substitution against QPR at the weekend.
In serious pain: Sandro reacts badly to the fall which has left him as a doubt for the remainder of the season
'The midfielder's recovery schedule will be assessed over the next few days.'
Sandro had featured in all 22 of Tottenham's league games so far this season and has been instrumental in them staying in the Champions League positions.
Spurs fans will only be comforted by the fact that Scott Parker appears to be injury free and fit to take his place.
It was thought that Jake Livermore and Tom Huddlestone may be let out on loan, possibly to join up with former manager Harry Redknapp, but this is now unlikely to happen.
Ouch! Tottenham have plenty of players to take over from Sandro in his position
Sandro took to twitter after the incident to tell his followers: 'Hi guys, I'm in some pain at the moment! On my way to the hospital for a scan now so fingers crossed it's good news…thanks for all support.'
He tweeted again today to say: 'Sorry guys, but this one really got me, the beast is hurt.
'My surgery Went well, now its moving forwards with treatment And rest!'
Teammate Gareth Bale also mentioned the midfielder, saying: 'Get well soon @sandroraniere… the beast will be back! '
Helped off: Emmanuel Adebayor gives Sandro a hand leaving the pitch