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Wednesday, 3 April, 2002, 17:20 GMT 18:20 UK
Ferdinand out for season
Tottenham striker Les Ferdinand chases Chelsea's Frank Lampard
Ferdinand (left) is Tottenham's leading scorer
Tottenham striker Les Ferdinand has been ruled out for the rest of the season after breaking his wrist in a freak accident at home.

The 35-year-old fell awkwardly and fractured a bone in his wrist.

Ferdinand is Tottenham's leading scorer this season with 15 goals. He has missed the last three games with an Achilles injury but was hoping to return before the end of the current campaign.

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"I was just messing about at home and toppled over," Ferdinand said.

"I fell awkwardly and my wrist seemed to take most of the weight. It is definitely fractured and I will be seeing a specialist in the next couple of days to find out the full extent of the damage.

"I don't yet know how long it will take to heal but I don't think I'll play again this season.

"It is a blow because I was hoping to help the team finish on a high but there's not a lot I can do about it."

But Spurs boss Glenn Hoddle was boosted by Chris Armstrong completing 45 minutes of a reserve match on Tuesday night.

Armstrong, who has had hernia surgery, last played for Spurs in December 2000.

"It's a cliche when people come back and say they thought they weren't going to be able to play again, but it's true," Armstrong said.

"When there's pain and it's been there for a year and you are feeling like it's not getting any better, it is going to cross your mind that you're not going to be able to play again.

"Now I'll just take the next few reserve games as they come. I just want to be fit."

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