Spurs' King dreading new long-term lay-off
Published 22:30 17/10/11 By John Cross
Ledley King is facing new doubts over his Tottenham future, after being hit by another injury.
The England defender has had a scan on the groin-muscle damage he suffered during the weekend win at Newcastle. He will get the results on Tuesday, before seeing a specialist.
King, 31, suffered a similar injury last season which kept him out for SIX MONTHS, so he is desperately hoping for better news on his latest blow.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has challenged King to prove he is worth a contract next season by playing at least 20 games and a long lay-off could seriously damage his chances.
King has only managed five games so far but admitted recently this season will be make-or-break for a career so cruelly ravaged by injury.
England international King said: “It is the first time I have been in a situation like this, where my contract is up at the end of the campaign, so it is a big season.”