The former England international has had well documented knee problems through the bulk of his career, and famously has not been able to train between matches for a number of years, as he needs a full week’s recuperation after playing 90 minutes.
The news was released by Harry Redknapp, who also has William Gallas on the treatment table and is starting to lack options in the centre of his defence.
“Ledley did his hamstring in training on Friday. He came out, had an easy jog and it went. The only options I have got are Dawson, Bassong and Kaboul. There is no-one else,” the Spurs manager told The Daily Mail.
King’s injury may force Redknapp’s hand in the transfer market, with Blackburn skipper Christopher Samba and West Ham prospect James Tomkins both being linked with a move to White Hart Lane.
Meanwhile, Redknapp has also confirmed that Giovani Dos Santos will most likely leave the club in January, despite an impressive showing in the FA cup against Cheltenham on Saturday.
“He’ll probably move but it’s got to be the right offer. He’s looking to go so we’ll see what happens,” he concluded.
Spurs have their game in hand against Everton on Wednesday, and will go level with Manchester United on 45 points with a win.
By Gareth McKnight