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The injury-plagued centre-back has had to undergo yet another operation and, despite it going according to plan, he will miss the club's pre-season tour of South Africa

Tottenham defender Ledley King has been forced to have to have another operation, this time on his left knee.

The north London side's captain has struggled with injuries throughout his career and had an arthroscopy last night, and the club have confirmed the minor operation was a success.

Tottenham released a statement which reads: "Ledley King underwent a successful arthroscopy on his left knee last night.

"The defender is expected to rest for up to 10 days before progressing to full activity within a further 10 days."

Despite the surgery being successful, King has been ruled out of the club’s pre-season tour to South Africa.

The 30-year-old featured on only nine occasions last season, and has failed to play in over 30 games since the 2004-05 campaign.

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