Kyle Walker Injury: Updates on Tottenham Star's Abdominal Surgery and Return

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistSeptember 2, 2014

Chelsea's Eden Hazard, left, competes with Tottenham Hotspur's Kyle Walker during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge, London, Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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Updates from Tuesday, Sept. 23

Tottenham's official Twitter feed has an update on Walker:

Updates from Sunday, Sept. 21

Tottenham confirm Kyle Walker is still not fit to play:


Updates from Thursday, Sept. 11

Tottenham's official Twitter feed has the latest on Walker:


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Kyle Walker will have to wait a little longer to get his season started.      

After missing the first three matches of the English Premier League season, the Tottenham defender will now have abdominal surgery, according to the club's official site:

The right-back last played for Spurs on March 13 in a Europa League match against Benfica. While fans were hoping he would be fit for the start of the season, manager Mauricio Pochettino explained in August, via Gerry Cox of The Express:

Kyle is good some days, on other days he has a bad feeling. 

We believe he may recover soon, but we need to be calm with him because it is an injury that he has had for five months. It is difficult to say today whether he will be fit for next week.

It now seems as though the 24-year-old player will be out for an extended period of time, although no time table has been presented.    

Kyle Naughton started the first match at the position for Tottenham, although Eric Dier seems to have found a home at right-back. Still, Walker would likely be able to remain the starter when healthy with Dier moving to centre-back.

Either way, the club will want their young star back onto the pitch as soon as possible if it wants to compete for a top-four spot in the table this season.


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