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Parker sidelined until September

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Scott Parker excelled for Tottenham last term © Getty Images
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Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker will be out of action until September following succesful surgery on an Achilles injury.

Parker, 31, will miss England upcoming friendly against Italy on Wednesday as he recuperates, but is expected to return to training after the international break.

The midfielder struggled for fitness throughout England's Euro 2012 campaign, but still managed to play in every game.

The former Chelsea man arrived at White Hart Lane from West Ham in 2011, and became an integral part of Spurs' starting line-up, making 29 league appearances last season.

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