Premier League - Spurs defender Walker undergoes abdominal surgery

Tottenham and England right-back Kyle Walker has had abdominal surgery following medical advice from specialists.

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Walker, 24, has not featured for Tottenham under new boss Mauricio Pochettino after his pre-season was hampered by injury.

"Kyle Walker has undergone lower abdominal surgery," read a statement on the club's official website.

"The England right-back's pre-season preparations were disrupted by the abdominal injury and the decision to have surgery was taken following further medical assessment by specialists."

The north London club had initially hoped to avoid surgery, but resorted to sending the player for an operation in a bid to fix the long-standing problem.

"Kyle is good some days. On other days he has a bad feeling," boss Mauricio Pochettino said last month.

"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."

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