Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp is concerned that winger Aaron Lennon could be facing a busy summer rather than dealing with a groin injury.
The 22-year-old has been troubled by the injury for some time and Redknapp hopes that Lennon gets the problem sorted, rather than featuring for England in two World Cup qualifiers and then in the Under-21 European Championships in Sweden.
He commented. "I don't want to stop him playing for England, but at the moment I can't see it. He's not fit enough to train or play, he's miles away.
"I just hope we can get it sorted out in the summer. You don't want to be coming back for the start of next season and Aaron's not fit. It needs sorting out now.
"He keeps saying he doesn't need surgery, but I don't want him coming back for next season and it becoming clear he needs surgery and then he's out for ten weeks.
"The specialist will examine him and he will decide whether Aaron needs surgery or not.
"The people who have seen him so far feel he doesn't need surgery, but Aaron's not fit, so there has to be a problem there."