posted on Sep, 14 2004 @ 01:49 PM
Michael Carrick's Tottenham debut has been delayed after he sustained an ankle injury in training.
The midfielder requires a scan to determine the extent of the damage and it is unknown how long he will be on the sidelines.
The 23-year-old signed from West Ham last month and made a goalscoring appearance for the reserves - but is yet to play for the first team.
Spurs physio Geoff Brown said: "Michael has been a bit unfortunate in that he has also suffered from a bit of patella tendonitis.
Brown told the club's official website, www.spurs.co.uk: "He got back into training and unfortunately rolled his ankle, has sustained a sprain and
will be out for a period of time.
"He is having a scan and we will know more after that."