Van der Vaart suffers torn hamstring

Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart 1 defeat to Manchester City, likely keeping him out for several weeks.

The Dutch international sustained the injury late in the match and manager Harry Redknapp confirmed the problem in his post-match press conference.

Van der Vaart has already withdrawn from the next round of Euro 2012 qualifiers for the Netherlands against San Marino and Finland.

The injury comes on the same day that Redknapp confirmed Tottenham midfielder Wilson Palacios has undergone a medical ahead of a move to Stoke City.