London: Tottenham have received a Christmas boost with the news that Dutch forward Rafael van der Vaart may face Norwich on Tuesday after his hamstring injury proved less serious than first feared.
The 28-year-old Holland star went off at half-time in Thursday's 1-1 draw against Chelsea but a scan showed up no tear, meaning he comes into consideration for the visit to Carrow Road.
"He looks okay," Spurs manager Harry Redknapp told Sky Sports News. "He looks like he could be fit. We thought he had a hamstring. He went for a scan and it didn't show a tear.
Van der Vaart said for his part: "I think I'm going to be fine."
Tottenham have lost just once in their last 14 English Premier League matches to climb to third in the table.
But Van der Vaart is not getting too carried away with title talk.
The former Hamburg and Real Madrid man said: "We are third and still have one game in hand. We're playing really good this season - you can see it in the big games, so it's going to be interesting.
"But there's still a long way to go."