Tottenham star Rafael van der Vaart hopes to recover from hamstring injury in two weeks

The Dutch international was expected to be missing for six weeks following an MRI scan, but the 28-year-old is confident of being back in action sooner than expected
Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart is hopeful of recovering from his hamstring injury in two weeks.

The club revealed on Saturday that the Dutch international is expected to be out of action for as many as six weeks after suffering a hamstring tear.

But the 28-year-old believes he has a track record of making quick recoveries and will be back in action quicker than expected, despite the results of the club's MRI scan.

"It feels okay now," he told De Telegraaf. "I hope in one to two weeks to make my comeback.

"The past has proven that I can quickly recover from such an injury."

Van der Vaart sustained the injury in the 5-1 defeat to Manchester City at White Hart Lane on Sunday.