Well, it turns out we were right to suspect that Fabio Capello is not a miracle worker. After a close inspection from England’s medical staff, it has been confirmed that Ledley King’s knee is as knackered as everyone thought and he has been sent back to Spurs.
An FA statement said: “Both parties agreed the best interests of the player are served by continuing his individual training programme at the club.
“Ledley King has returned to Spurs Lodge to continue his rehabilitation over the course of the international break, following discussions and assessments overnight by the medical staff of both the club and the England national team.”
It might seem like a big waste of time, but I’m not sure Ledley would agree. He has got a brand new Umbro tracksuit out of it…