Emmanuel Adebayor will miss Tottenha’s pre-season tour to the USA and Canada after being admitted to hospital on Saturday having reported that he felt unwell.
The Tottenham club web-site has reported that Adebayor has been diagnosed as having a mild bout of malaria. The Togolese international striker is responding to treatment and is expected to be released from hospital today (Monday). Adebayor has been advised not to travel on medical grounds which means he will be unable to take part on the club’s pre-season tour to North America.
Tour to US and Canada
Tottenham will leave for North America later this week. Their first match is against Seattle Sounders on Saturday. The players then travel to Canada where they will meet up with their former team-mate, striker Jermain Defoe, in a match against Totonto FC. The final game of the tour sees them return to the US for a match against Chicago Fire.
Having completed their first week of training, the tour will give Mauricio Pochettino his first opportunity to assess the players in a match situation. The absence of Emmanuel Adebayor will be a setback in the Head Coach’s early preparations. The players who were at the World Cup will also be absent although it was suggested in a tweet that Paulinho would meet up with the squad during the tour.
Emmanuel Adebayor has missed pre-season over the past number of season. In 2011 when he joined Tottenham on loan from Manchester City he had been in dispute with City over his contract and the following summer when the protracted move was made permanent, he again needed time to build up to full fitness.
Last summer, Adebayor returned late as he was involved in a project in his home country and then was given extended leave due to the death of his brother.
Hopefully, Emmanuel Adebayor will make a full and speedy recovery from this illness and be ready for the pre-season games that Tottenham have arranged in early August against Glasgow Celtic in Finland and FC Schalke at White Hart Lane.
Emmanuel Adebayor has been released from hospital today (Monday) and been advised to rest for at least 7 days before returning to training.