Davids forced to wait

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Edgar Davids' Tottenham Hotspur debut is on hold after the midfielder was ruled out of Saturday's Premiership opener against Portsmouth.

The Dutchman had been pencilled in to make his Spurs bow for this weekend's trip to Fratton Park, following his recent move from Internazionale.

But the 32-year-old will be forced to watch the game from the sidelines after picking up a knee injury in training on Friday.

Spurs boss Martin Jol confirmed the injury to Davids and expects his compatriot to be absent for at least a week.

"He fell off balance in a collision in training but thankfully it looks quite a minor injury and he should be back in a week or two," said Jol.

Davids' injury could also see him miss Tottenham's first home game of the season against Middlesbrough next weekend.

The midfielder's debut could now be against Blackburn Rovers on August 24 or against Premiership champions Chelsea in a fortnight's time.