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Michael Dawson goes under the knife

Tottenham defender Michael Dawson has underwent surgery on his troublesome right Achilles tendon, with the centre half now sidelined until the new year.

The England international picked up the injury in Spurs’ 5-1 defeat to Manchester City earlier in the season, and the North London club had ideally hoped that Dawson would be able to return to fitness without an operation.

However, after a number of setbacks in recovery, going under the knife was deemed the only viable option, and this procedure was confirmed by the White Hart Lane outfit.

“Michael Dawson has today undergone surgery to his right Achilles tendon to assist with his recovery,” a statement on the side’s official website reads.

“Medical staff are pleased with his progress and he will be reviewed by the surgeon in early December, at which time a date for a return to full training will be determined,” it concluded.

The news will be a blow for Harry Redknapp’s men, as they have had problems with fellow centre halves Ledley King and William Gallas over the course of the season so far.

Dawson was an integral figure in Spurs’ run to the Champions League quarter finals last term, and his leadership and determination will be missed by the White Hart Lane faithful.

By Gareth McKnight

Article title: Michael Dawson goes under the knife

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