Manchester United captain Gary Neville has been ruled out another two weeks after picking up a thigh injury in training.
Neville, who has spent the summer recovering from ankle and calf problems, had trained all week and might have played some part in Sunday's Premier League encounter with Tottenham until he suffered his latest setback.
The injury seems certain to rule Neville out of England's Euro 2008 double-header with Israel and Russia next month, although he should be fit for United's trip to Everton on September 15.
There is some good news on the fitness front for Sir Alex Ferguson though as Louis Saha is likely to be on the bench against Spurs.
Edwin van der Sar is available too after scans revealed the veteran Dutchman suffered no major damage to his foot in a training ground collision with Dirk Kuyt on Tuesday which caused the keeper to miss his country's friendly defeat to Switzerland.