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, before playing a full 90 minutes against Newcastle United on the opening day of the new campaign, only for the decision to go under the knife on Thursday to be made.
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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."
Kaboul now looks certain to miss high-profile Premier League matches against the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool.
Fellow centre-back Michael Dawson looked on course for a move away from White Hart Lane after the club accepted an offer rising to a possible £10 million from QPR for the 29-year-old.
However, this latest development could see Andre Villas-Boas pull the plug.