Tottenham looks to have taken a hit in the centre of its midfield.
The 31-year-old midfielder was an important part of Spurs run to fourth last season after joining from rivals West Ham, playing 29 Premier League and 34 total matches.
Further, Parker struggled through injury to play in every match for England in their EURO 2012 run.
The loss of Parker is another blow for Spurs in the centre of the midfield, as the situation with Luka Modric continues to be quite precarious.
If Modric is finally sold or refuses to play at the start of the season, Tottenham will have a bit of a dilemma at the position.
Brazilian Sandro will be a great option start, but his extended time with the Olympic team in their quest for gold has prevented him from training with the club in the new Andre Villas-Boas regime.
Englishman Tom Huddlestone is finally back from injury, but his durability is still greatly in question.
Iceland international midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson is another option in the middle of the park. He has an incredible completion rate with long balls, but he is definitely preferred on the wing.
Thankfully, though, Parker's absence will not keep him out all that long.
Let's hope the terrier-like midfielder recovers quickly from his surgery.
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