Spurs centre-back Younes Kaboul will be sidelined for 4 months after undergoing knee surgery.
The French defender did not feature in Spurs’ home draw against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. Before the match Spurs manager André-Villas Boas said he didn’t expect Kaboul’s injury to be severe.
“Unfortunately, Younes had some discomfort in his patella tendon, so he went to see a specialist to analyse his knee. We’re not looking at anything serious.”
However, this morning the player confirmed he underwent knee surgery.
Morning all,surgery done with success..Now looking forward for my rehab.I thank you all for your great support as usual!#comingbackstronger
— Younes Kaboul (@YounsKabs4) August 30, 2012
The club has also confirmed the defender’s situation on its website:
Younes Kaboul has undergone knee surgery in France today (Thursday).
The France defender is expected to be sidelined for four months.
It is expected that Michael Dawson will remain at the club, after speculation he could be sold to either QPR or Sunderland, in light of Kaboul’s absence.