Injured Rose suffers setback

17 May 2017 06:36:27 EST

Tottenham fear that Danny Rose, who has been sidelined since January, may not have recovered from his injury in time for the start of next season.

The England international has been forced to have exploratory surgery on his left knee after returning to training recently.

The 26-year-old full-back sustained a medial knee ligament injury in a goalless draw against Sunderland at the end of January.

A club statement read: "Danny Rose recently returned to first-team training. However the problem has not resolved fully, therefore a decision has been made to proceed to surgery.

"He will now return to action next season."

Meanwhile, Dele Alli says he is privileged to have played a part in the club's success in the last two seasons.

Spurs have challenged for the Premier League title in each of the last two campaigns, eventually finishing third last term before settling for second spot this season behind champions Chelsea.

Alli said: "There are a lot of positives to take. We're all disappointed that we couldn't do it in the end and win the league.

"But you've got to say Chelsea played very well. It's important we don't forget about how much we have done. We look at the positives and it's a great place for us to build from.

"It's been an unbelievable experience for me this season - we've been playing so well. I'm happy to be part of the team when we're playing like this."

Spurs face Leicester on Thursday in their penultimate match of the season and are 17/20 to beat the Foxes with Alli 6/4 to score at any time at the King Power Stadium. Meanwhile, Mauricio Pochettino's team are 8/1 to beat Leicester 2-1.

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