Lee injury blow for Spurs

16 April 2007 04:39
Tottenham have confirmed that injured full-back Young-Pyo Lee will miss the rest of the season with a knee problem. The South Korea international picked up the injury during the first leg of the UEFA Cup quarter-final defeat to Sevilla earlier this month. The 29-year-old is set to undergo surgery on his left knee which will keep him out of action until well into the summer months. The former PSV Eindhoven defender has made 31 appearances this season, but Spurs boss Martin Jol is hoping he will be fit enough to return in time for pre-season training. "It's a shame for Young-Pyo," he told the club's official website. "He's having surgery and will be out for the rest of the season and a big part of May and June as well. "Hopefully he'll be back in July for our pre-season preparations but as it stands, he'll be out for two and a half to three months." The loss of Young-Pyo is a further blow for Jol, who is already without another left-back with Benoit Assou-Ekotto currently sidelined with a knee problem. Youngster Philip Ifil made his first Premiership appearance of the season in Sunday's 3-3 draw with Wigan Athletic.

Source: ESA