Tottenham defender Kaboul out for four months after knee surgery

The Spurs centre-back Tweeted that although Thursday's operation was a success, he is now set to miss a large portion of the season as he begins his recovery
Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul has confirmed that he will be sidelined for around four months after undergoing knee surgery.

Kaboul was initially ruled out of Euro 2012 after aggravating an existing knee injury whilst playing for Spurs in the final game of last season.

The centre-back appeared in pre-season before playing the full 90 minutes against Newcastle United on the opening day of the new campaign but went under the knife on Thursday in a bid to cure the knee problem.

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After Tweeting that the operation was a success, the former Portsmouth star revealed that he was hoping to be back in action in four months' time.

The France international Tweeted: "Morning all,surgery done with success..Now looking forward for my rehab.I thank you all for your great support as usual!#comingbackstronger.

"Sorry I forgot to mention how long...Should be 4 months."

Fellow centre-back Michael Dawson looked on course for a move away from White Hart Lane with a £10 million move to QPR on the cards but Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas could now be forced into a rethink.

Kaboul now looks certain to miss high-profile Premier League matches against the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool.