Tottenham: Eric Dier undergoes surgery on long-standing groin injury to end season early
Ottenham defender Eric Dier has undergone groin surgery, ruling him out of their final game of the season at Leeds on Sunday.
The centre-half is expected to be fit for the start of pre-season, with Spurs saying he will begin rehabilitation with medical staff before the team report back in July.
The operation aims to solve a long-standing problem that Dier has been nursing since the World Cup, the 29-year-old would have played through the pain to help the club push European football.
However, he was unable to complete the campaign and felt he had no choice but to undergo surgery, even though Spurs are still playing for a Europa Conference League place at Elland Road. .
Dier impressed in the first half of the campaign, earning a place in Gareth Southgate’s England World Cup squad, but has struggled for form since returning with the groin problem.
He had been left on the bench by interim head coach Ryan Mason in the previous two matches, with Clement Lenglet and Cristian Romero favored in midfield.
Dier is entering the final year of his contract and his future is uncertain, with the club not currently in talks with the England international.