Huddlestone to undergo further surgery

Tottenham’s Tom Huddlestone is set to have further surgery on the ankle problem, which has limited the midfielder to just four first-team appearance this season, The Guardian is reporting.

The 25-year-old, who joined Spurs from Derby County in July 2005, made his last outing as a substitute in the 5-1 home defeat to Manchester City on 28th August 2011 and has been sidelined since with ankle ligament damage, which was operated on last autumn.

Over recent seasons Huddlestone has become a key member of the Spurs squad, not least during the club’s 2009-2010 campaign, when he made more appearances than any other outfield player.

Rather than a set-back, the surgery Huddlestone is now due to receive, is conveyed from a Spurs perspective as being a natural, positive step in his rehabilitation. “[Tom] has progressed well since his initial surgery with the specialist determining that the anticipated reconstruction of a lateral ankle ligament is the next step towards the England international making a return to full fitness,” reads a statement on the official Spurs website.

An indication as to when this return to full fitness will be reached, so as to permit Huddlestone to resume his playing career, has not yet been offered by Spurs.

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