Monday, June 14, 2010

Harry Redknapp Concerned about Ledley King Injury

Ledley King has suffered a groin injury during England’s 1-1 draw against USA in their World Cup openers. Now, there is intense speculation in the media suggesting that the Tottenham Hotspur defender has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament as he could be out of action for 2 to 3 weeks

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has also voiced the same concern. Wayne Diesel, the club physio, is now in South Africa to monitor King’s condition.

Redknapp said to the Sun, “I spoke to our physio last night, Wayne Diesel, who has gone out to South Africa to be around the England camp.

I don't think we'll see Ledley again if he's struggling to play.
They are getting the result back from the scan today, but if there's a tear in the groin that would make it difficult for him.”

There were concerns regarding King’s fitness since his selection in the provisional England squad. Fabio Capello was impressed with his performance for Tottenham last season. Now, if he really fails to take any part of the remaining of the tournament, Jamie Carragher would fill in the gap and would partner Terry at the center of the defense.

Following his excellent performance last season, Tottenham handed him a two-year contract extension in May 2010. King has a recurring knee problem which Redknapp said should be managed properly as surgery can not even cure it and the player must be used smartly as he can not play many games in the space of few days.

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