It has always pained us to see talented players halted by injury, and it seems like Tottenham defender and captain Ledley King has started down that road.
He missed the crucial run-in of matches at the end of last season when Spurs fell short of the 4th Champions League spot and had already been kept out of most of this season through injury. The latest setback being a stress fracture of the foot that will keep him out 8 weeks.
“Scans this week have revealed that Ledley King will be out for the next six to eight weeks with a stress injury to the left fourth metatarsal,” read a statement on Spurs’ official website.
Between foot injuries, the long-standing rumour that he has some sort of debilitating knee or hip injury that will prevent him from ever being consistently fit, and the constant attempts to sign West Brom’s Curtis Davies (despite already having King and Dawson as a pretty cemented first choice pairing) point to a questionable future for Ledley.
It’s not time to cut their losses yet, but it’s never good for an ambitious team to always be relying on their second choice centre back pairing. Just ask Chelsea how that’s worked out.