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Tottenham captain Ledley King is facing another spell on the sidelines after his latest injury setback picked up in Sunday's 2-2 Barclays Premier League draw at Newcastle.

The Spurs stopper was replaced on the half hour mark by Sebastien Bassong, after suffering an abductor strain, and Harry Redknapp admits he doesn't know how long King will be out of action.

"He's got an abductor strain," he told reporters after the game. "He's a fantastic player but his knee blows up like a balloon every time he plays so he can't train.

"He plays on a Saturday and comes out the following Friday and has a jog for five minutes and then plays on the Saturday again."


 

Redknapp revealed how King's history of injury problems means that his body cannot cope with the rigours of a full week's training between matches, and explained that his lack of preparation means he will always be susceptible to picking up knocks.

"His body is nowhere near fit so he's always open to pulling muscles and getting strains," he added. "That's what's happened today."

"I wouldn't like to say [how long he will be out for] but it will be a while I think."

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