Lamela needs hip surgery, out for sea­son

New Straits Times - - Sport -

LON­DON: Tot­ten­ham for­ward Erik Lamela will un­dergo hip surgery to­mor­row and has been ruled out for the rest of the Premier League sea­son.

The Ar­gentina in­ter­na­tional has been out with the in­jury since Novem­ber.

Tot­ten­ham said on Wed­nes­day that the 25-year-old Lamela re­quires an op­er­a­tion, de­spite a lengthy pe­riod of re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, be­cause “he has been un­able to reach the stage re­quired to make a full re­turn to train­ing.”

Lamela joined Spurs from Roma in 2013 and scored 13 goals last sea­son. AP

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