King faces World Cup KO
17 Apr 2006 - 11:10:12
Tottenham Hotspur captain Ledley King is a major doubt for England's World Cup finals squad after fracturing a toe on his left foot in the 1-0 win at Everton.
King had to be replaced in the final minute at Goodison Park, with Spurs confirming that his domestic campaign is over and his participation in Germany is in serious doubt.
A statement on the club's official website read: "Ledley King has suffered a stress fracture to the fourth metatarsal of his left foot.
"Early indications are that his recovery will take three to four weeks."
King had impressed in recent months for England, featuring as both a centre-back and a holding midfielder, with his versatility looking likely to win him a place in Sven-Goran Eriksson's squad.
King's possible absence leaves Eriksson hoping that John Terry, Rio Ferdinand and Jamie Carragher avoid injuries before the summer showpiece.