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Injured Ledley King to stay back with England team

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London, Jun 16 (ANI): Tottenham Hotspur defender Ledley King could be fit for England's final Group C match after scans revealed only a slight damage to his adductor muscle in his groin.

The England defender is staying with the squad in South Africa and will be reassessed in a week's time.

And he has a very slim chance of being fit for the last group match against Slovenia next Wednesday.

"It's good news for Ledley. The scans came back and show the injury is not as bad as was first feared. On Tuesday, he was told he will be reassessed in eight to 10 days' time. It's unlikely he will play again in the group stages - but there is a chance.

"It's more likely Ledley will be available for the start of the knockout rounds but either way it is good news for him and for England," The Sun quoted him, as saying.

King damaged his groin during Saturday's 1-1 draw with the USA and feared his World Cup was over. (ANI)

Story first published: Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 14:57 [IST]
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