Tottenham Hotspur have suffered a double blow with news that 24 year old White Hart Lane midfielder Tom Huddlestone requires another operation on his ankle and that centre-back Ledley King believes this could be his last season in a Spurs shirt.
Huddlestone first injured his ankle last August during their 5-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City. After undergoing surgery during the summer it has now been revealed that he will have to go under the knife once more with Redknapp suggesting he “would be out for a while”.
King, meanwhile is in the last year of his contract and admits that with all his injury problems that this season will be the biggest of his career, claiming that although it would be unlikely he would join another club, it may be possible.
“This is my biggest season at Spurs yet, it is the first time I have been in a situation like this – when my contract is up. So it is a big season. I have to prove I am still worth it. I can’t see myself pulling on a shirt for anybody else at this stage of my career, although a player can never say never.”
The England international continued:
“At the end of the day, I just want to stay fit and if I can play, let’s see what position that puts me in at the end of the season. It is down to me to play the games. If I don’t play enough games, it is a difficult position.”
The 30 year old defender added:
“We will see what the situation is when all is said and done. If I get to 20 (games), I am not going to stop! I will keep playing as many as I can. At the moment I am just trying to bed in, get a bit of fitness and hopefully not get any niggles. If I can do that, I can get stronger and keep playing.”