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Tottenham Hotspur News: Ledley King Undergoes Knee Operation

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MORULENG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 07: Ledley King of England in action during the friendly match between England and Platinum Stars at the Moruleng Stadium on June 7, 2010 in Moruleng, South Africa.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
MORULENG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 07: Ledley King of England in action during the friendly match between England and Platinum Stars at the Moruleng Stadium on June 7, 2010 in Moruleng, South Africa. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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How many times have we seen that headline? Unfortunately it's true. Tottenham Hotspur's captain and this blog's namesake has undergone yet another knee surgery according to ESPN. The procedure was just an arthroscopic one so the recovery time should be minimal, but it's not exactly an encouraging sign when a player needs knee surgery a week after preseason training begins.

King is said to need up to ten days of rest and then another ten days before he can begin full activity. This surgery likely rules out King's participation in Spurs' tour of South Africa, for which the club departs on Wednesday.

If it wasn't already clear, it's now readily apparent that the club can never count on Ledley King to be fit. He is, perhaps the best central defender of his generation and when fit can come right into the team and make an impact. Sadly the club must make plans to proceed without him, both in the short and the long-term.

Here's to a speedy recovery Ledley King. Spurs are going to need their Cartilage Free Captain if they're going to make a run at the Champions League again this year.