Tottenham Hotspur Receive Ledley King Injury Boost

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 16: Referee Lee Probert gestures to the bench after Ledley King of Tottenham Hotspur sustained an injury during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park on October 16, 2011 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Something awful, albeit rather routine, happened in Tottenham Hotspur's match against Newcastle United on Sunday. Ledley King went down injured. However, there is good news. The injury isn't so bad. If you remember Ledley played all of seven games last year because of a groin problem and it seemed that he aggravated that injury at St. James' Park.

However, following a scan on Monday it has revealed that King only suffered a Grade One tear of his aductor muscle. According to my research, Grade One means that there is only minimal damage to the muscle, less than 5% of the fibers, and generally requires only 2-3 weeks rest to recover from.

Should King suffer no further setbacks he could return as early as November 6th against Fulham, though the November 21st match against Aston Villa (following ANOTHER international break) is a much more likely target. With Michael Dawson and William Gallas still out for a while a quick return of quick would be a boon to the side. Until then, Younes Kaboul and Sebastien Bassong remain the only healthy senior central defenders in the squad.

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