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Spurs Keeper Cudicini injured in motorcycle crash

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini has suffered “potentially life-changing injuries” in a motorbike accident in east London, police said.

He was taken to hospital after his BMW bike was involved in a collision with a car this morning. Cudicini is reported to have fractured his wrists and injured his pelvis.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said:

“A 36-year-old male suffered injuries described by the London Ambulance Service as possibly life-changing and was taken to an east London hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

A statement on Tottenham’s website said:

“Carlo Cudicini has fractured his wrists and injured his pelvis after being involved in a road accident this morning. The 36-year-old Italian goalkeeper has been admitted to hospital and undergone scans under the supervision of club medical staff. The club will update supporters on Carlo as soon as there is any further information.”

Cudicini has been mainly a backup to Heurelho Gomes since signing from Spurs. His injuries sound serious and I would expect that Spurs manager Harry Redknapp will be forced to sign an experienced keeper in the January transfer window. Could that keeper be David James?