Kaboul may not be risked at Basle

  • Last Updated: April 9 2013, 19:31 BST

Younes Kaboul came through his comeback from injury unscathed but remains doubtful for Tottenham's Europa League tie at Basle on Thursday.

Kaboul: Played 60 minutes on Monday

The 27-year-old has not played for Spurs' first team since he aggravated a knee injury following the opening match of the season at Newcastle.

Kaboul, who was Tottenham's most consistent centre-back last season, underwent surgery in August and was initially expected to be out for four months, but he has struggled in his rehabilitation from the injury.

On Monday night, he made his comeback, playing 60 minutes of an under-21 match against West Ham at Upton Park.

Coach Chris Ramsey said on Spurs' official website: "He did well, had no problems really.

"He wanted to play an extra 15 minutes as well, showed a fantastic attitude and wanted to push his fitness a little more."

Former Portsmouth defender Kaboul could travel to Switzerland on Wednesday, with Spurs and Basle level in the tie ahead of the decisive second leg.

A more realistic comeback game would be the club's Premier League clash against Manchester City on April 21, with Spurs granted a rest this weekend due to Chelsea's participation in the FA Cup semi-finals.


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