The former Tottenham defender Ledley King has said that his injury problems started when he made his debut for the team many seasons ago.
The 31-year-old is regarded as one of the best defenders in England. He recently lost his fight against persistent knee troubles, which have not allow him to train for the past few seasons. The former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has always praised Ledley King for his ability to perform at the very best even without formal training. However, the 31-year-old suffered an injury in April and recovering from it has proven to be extremely tough.
As a result, he recently announced his retirement from football. The club have also announced that he will be taking up a role within the club in order to honour the service he has provided over the last 13 years. Ledley King has always indicated that he is a great fan of Tottenham and that he cannot contemplate playing for another club in his professional career. Many had thought that the severe injury problems affected Ledley King only during the latter part of his career, but the defender has revealed that his knee problems started when he made his professional debut for the club back in 1999.
“It’s amazing that I played as long as I did really when I think back to that game at Pride Park. It was my first start for Spurs, I was playing in midfield and after about 30 seconds I was clattered by Rory Delap. I just about managed to complete the game but I needed an operation on my left knee afterwards which kept me out for six weeks. I’ve been having operations on that knee ever since. You could say that was the start of the end and it was only four days after my 19th birthday,” said King.