Cudicini out for rest of season

LONDON - Tottenham Hotspur's former Chelsea goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini was discharged from hospital on Friday following surgery after a motorcycle crash but the Italian is unlikely to play again this season, his club manager said on Friday.

"I think he will be out for the rest of the season," Harry Redknapp told reporters. "I've never thought about letting a player ride a bike. I didn't even know he had one. We don't let them do it. I'm sure he won't be riding it again."

The 36-year-old keeper had successful operations last Friday on his right wrist and pelvis and is already mobile with the assistance of crutches, Spurs said in a statement.

"The current position is that the operations went very well and I am already moving my wrist," Cudicini was quoted as saying on the club website.

"Regarding the pelvis (the surgeon) would like to check on me every month and at the end of (11) weeks I'll be able to move without the crutches and free to begin my preparations."

Cudicini, who was with Chelsea for 10 years, moved to Spurs on a free transfer in January but has spent most of his time on the bench after failing to dislodge first-choice Heurelho Gomes.

"I've received many emails and cards from team mates, Tottenham and Chelsea fans, people who work at both clubs and from people who don't support Tottenham or Chelsea," he said.

"All in all it has been a touching reaction from people who support football in general. I want to thank everybody because, for sure, it has made me feel much, much better."