Adebayor released from hospital after contracting malaria

Tottenham revealed that the Togo international had complained he was feeling unwell and now will miss their pre-season tour due to a seven-day rest period
Emmanuel Adebayor has been released from hospital after contracting malaria, Tottenham have confirmed.

The Togo international was hospitalised after being diagnosed with a mild case of the virus and will now miss the club's pre-season tour of North America.

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Adebayor will remain in England while his team-mates prepare for the 2014-15 season.

A statement from the club read: "We're pleased to report that Emmanuel Adebayor has been released from hospital after being admitted on Saturday with a mild bout of malaria.

"The striker will now rest for a minimum of seven days before making a return to training and will continue to be assessed."

Tottenham have three friendlies against MLS sides in the space of seven days, beginning with a clash against Seattle Sounders on Saturday.

As well as facing ex-Spurs player and current Sounder Clint Dempsey, Tottenham will also meet former hero Jermain Defoe when they travel to Toronto FC.

Their final friendly of the tour will see them tackle Chicago Fire on July 26.