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Led's hole in the head

Posted on 1 May 2001  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Ledley King is back at Spurs Lodge after an operation to repair a fractured cheekbone sustained in a collision with Sunderland’s Kevin Kilbane at the Stadium of Light two weeks ago — and the strapping midfielder and occasional defender has a hole in his head.

"I had an operation and they lifted the bone up," Said ‘Leds’. "It’s about healing at the moment — I’ll probably be out of action four about four or five weeks.

"They actually went through the top of my head, went in and lifted the bone up, but it actually looks worse than it is, it’s not too bad."

The alternative to going through Leds’ head was originally thought to be via the mouth, an option our England under-21 international was none to keen on, but eventually did not have to suffer.

"At first they said it was, but then they realised that it was a little bit further back, the actual break, so it was easier to go through the head."

Ledley has little recollection of the actual incident that ended his season.

"It was a collision, I don’t remember too much about it, but it must have been quite a big bang. I’m not too bad at the moment though.

"I had the operation, then rested for a week and I can do a bit of running in the next week or two, so I’ll be doing that to keep my fitness up. I’ve been doing a bit of weights and on the bike and stuff."

Ledley also has to be careful away from the confines of Spurs Lodge, as even home life could be hazardous.

"It is a bit, even just sleeping, I’ve been told to sleep on the other side, so I’ve got to be a bit careful."

So is Mum taking good care of her boy?

"She trying, doing her best. I’m not allowed out after seven — so I’ve got to go home now."

By Richard Hubbard