Sky: Devastating Tottenham blow as star man to undergo surgery and miss start of next season

By Harry Sykes

Danny Rose is set to miss the start of next season in a shattering blow to Tottenham, according to a report.

Sky Sports claimed on their Twitter account that the left-back, 26, underwent knee surgery on Tuesday morning to cure the injury that has sidelined him since late January.

The broadcaster reported that England international Rose will be absent for the start of the 2017-18 campaign as he rehabilitates from the operation.

Rose last played for Spurs in their goalless draw at Sunderland on 31 January and has watched on from the sidelines as his team have finished the campaign superbly to secure second place in the Premier League.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side still have two matches of their campaign remaining but their win against Manchester United last Sunday means they cannot now be caught by the teams below them.

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Rose was outstanding for Spurs in the opening half of the campaign and was named by his peers in the PFA Premier League team of the season.

But the left-sided defender has played in only 18 of Tottenham’s 36 league matches this season, with Ben Davies deputising for most of the remainder.

In other Tottenham team news, the club have sensationally terminated the contract of one of their defenders.

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