This probably isn’t breaking news for anyone who regularly reads this site, but Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that left back Ben Davies has undergone surgery after the conclusion of his international duty with Wales.
@Ben_Davies33 has undergone groin surgery today.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) June 13, 2019
Ben will now undertake a period of rehabilitation and is expected to resume training with the squad during pre-season. #THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/oj1lj04RMt
Apparently Gentle Ben had been playing with pain for a good chunk of the season, but opted to hold off on undergoing a necessesary groin operation until after the conclusion of Spurs’ campaign. The procedure was apparently delayed which allowed him to play for Wales in their two EURO 2020 qualifiers last week.
If you’re going to have groin surgery (ouch), this is the time to do it. Davies’ recovery time is expected to be six weeks, which means he should be back in time for Tottenham’s preseason. That’s good because we’ll probably need him next season. This also likely rules out Ben being one of the players sold in Mauricio Pochettino’s supposed squad rebuild this summer, as there’s no way he’ll pass a physical anytime soon.
It does make me wonder, though — how many Spurs players have been playing through pain or needed surgery this season that we didn’t know about? I kind of wonder if this isn’t the last time that we’ll find out that one of Tottenham’s players is going under the knife this summer.