It was a surprise for many to see Ledley King line up on the substitutes bench against Milan on Wednesday night. There had been few news updates on Ledley prior to the game, so most people had assumed that his latest injury would keep him out for some time yet.
Manager Harry Redknapp admitted after the game that he wasn’t really confident about having to use the player. Speaking to Talksport he said:
“He’s got a problem with his groin and I’m not sure really. I took a gamble with him last night, but I don’t know.
“He’s got away with not training all week and playing on Saturday but I think it’s starting to catch up on him now. You can’t keep doing that forever, you have to train.
“It’s crazy that you can not train once all week and then come in on a Saturday and be the best player. Now he’s finding it more difficult – suddenly he’s starting to pick up a few more injuries.”
With Spurs thin at the back, Ledley could see some action before too long. However, as we saw with Jonathan Woodgate, there was a sad inevitably about him picking up yet another injury after coming on as sub in the San Siro. Somehow you can see it happening again with our club captain.